Mayor of Marseilles
Jean-Claude Gaudin (born 1939) is a French politician for Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). He has been Mayor of Marseille since 1995 and leader of the UMP group in the French Senate since 2011.
He was a member of the National Assembly of France from Bouches-du-Rhône from 1978 to 1989 and has been a member of the French Senate from 1989 to 1995 and again from 1998. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Minister of Territorial Development in Alain Juppé’s Second Cabinet.
He served as Vice-President of the Senate from 1998 to 2011; as Vice-President of UMP 2002–2007 and as one of several Vice-Presidents for UMP 2013–2014.