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Rahm Emanuel

55th Mayor of Chicago

Rahm Emanuel was 55th mayor of the City of Chicago.

After his election in 2011, Mayor Emanuel led major investments across education, youth programming, neighborhood development, transportation, infrastructure, public health and public safety.

Over Mayor Emanuel’s tenure, Chicago’s students experienced record education gains, while the city led the nation in corporate relocations for five consecutive years and led the nation in foreign direct-investment for six consecutive years.

Mayor Emanuel also marked record progress in reducing Chicago’s structural deficit from $635.6 million in 2012 to $97.9 million for 2019 – the lowest it had been since 2007.

Previously, Mayor Emanuel served as White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Illinois’ 5th District and was a key member of the Clinton White House.

He is married to Amy Rule, and they have three children.