Jimmy Delshad

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jimmy Delshad
67th and 70th Mayor of Beverly Hills
In office
March 27, 2007 – March 18, 2008
Preceded byStephen P. Webb
Succeeded byBarry Brucker
In office
March 16, 2010 – March 22, 2011
Preceded byNancy Krasne
Succeeded byBarry Brucker
Personal details
Born (1940-03-22) March 22, 1940 (age 81)
Shiraz, Imperial State of Iran
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lonnie Gerstein Delshad

Jamshid "Jimmy" Delshad (Persian: جمشید دلشاد‎) is an Iranian-American politician in the state of California. He became Mayor of Beverly Hills on March 21, 2007[1] when he was sworn in by Fred Hayman,[2] and again on March 16, 2010.[3] He is the first Iranian-American to hold public office in Beverly Hills.


Delshad left Shiraz, Iran in 1959 and came to the United States with his brothers. He studied at the University of Minnesota and received his bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge.[4][5] He started a technology company in 1978.

Political career[edit]

In 1990 he became the first Persian Jew to be elected as president of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles' oldest and largest Conservative congregation.

In 2003 he was elected to the Beverly Hills city council, and became mayor in 2007.[6][7][8] On March 16, 2010, Delshad began his second one-year term as mayor of Beverly Hills.[9][10]


  1. ^ Kasindorf, Martin (March 14, 2007). "Beverly Hills will have first Iranian-born mayor in USA". USA Today. Retrieved February 23, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Homepage". Retrieved April 11, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Mayor Jimmy Delshad at City of Beverly Hills official website (accessed March 18, 2010).
  4. ^ Mojdeh Sionit, "Rags to Riches: An Immigrant’s Tale", Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, October 17, 2002.
  5. ^ Tami Abdollah, "Delshad closer to being mayor of Beverly Hills", Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2007.
  6. ^ Kevin West, "The Persian Conquest", W, July 2009 (retrieved October 14, 2009).
  7. ^ Amy Klein, "The Sinai Century", Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, May 18, 2006.
  8. ^ Times of Israel: "Los Angeles’ Jewish Electoral Sweep" by Pini Herman May 23, 2013
  9. ^ "Beverly Hills Installs New Mayor", myfoxla.com (KTTV), March 16, 2010.
  10. ^ Martha Groves, "Jimmy Delshad to serve as Beverly Hills mayor for second time", Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2010.

External links[edit]