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    Mayor Emanuel

    Co-Chairman, Chicago Ideas; Mayor, City of Chicago
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    Rahm Emanuel has served as the 55th mayor of the city of Chicago since 2011. During that time, he has worked with community leaders, elected officials and the faith community to secure Chicago’s future by investing in the city’s public schools, modernizing crumbling infrastructure, increasing transportation options, and promoting companies and job creation in every neighborhood. The Mayor’s comprehensive public safety strategy is focused on expanded prevention programs for at-risk youth, smarter policing strategies, and empowering parents and communities to reduce violence in their neighborhoods. He attracted numerous companies to Chicago and helped to build the next generation of startups, while investing in the infrastructure, public transportation, open space and cultural attractions that make Chicago a great place to live, work, and play.

    Prior to becoming Mayor, Emanuel served as the White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama and served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Chicago’s 5th District. He previously served as a key member of the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1998, rising to serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy.

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