ARCHIVED: Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ‘81 elected mayor of Chicago

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rahm Emanuel ‘81 was elected mayor of Chicago on February 22—a decisive victory in which he received 55% of the vote. Formerly White House Chief of Staff under President Barack Obama, Emanuel’s latest political endeavor marks a milestone as he becomes the city’s first Jewish mayor. Several media outlets covered the election, including , , and , including op-ed columnist .