NAME: Richard J. Riordan.
AGE-BIRTH DATE: 71; May 1, 1930, Flushing, N.Y.
EDUCATION: Santa Clara University, 1948-50; Princeton University 1950-52; law degree from University of Michigan, 1956.
EXPERIENCE: Mayor of Los Angeles, 1993-2001; partner, Riordan & McKinzie law firm; partner, Riordan, Hayden & Lewis venture capital firm; established Riordan Foundation for childhood literacy and leadership development, 1981; began law career in California in 1956 at O’Melveny & Meyers, Los Angeles; Joined the Army in 1952, serving 10 months in Korea as a field artillery first lieutenant.
FAMILY: Married third wife Nancy Daly Riordan in 1998. Adult children Patricia, Mary Beth and Kathleen. Two other children are deceased. Two previous marriages ended in divorce.
NET WORTH: Riordan says he does not know; estimated at $100 million during first run for mayor.
CAMPAIGN WEB SITE: http://www.riordanforgovernor.org/
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 213-830-5376.