The Honorable Rahm Emanuel was elected the 55th mayor of Chicago on February 22nd, 2011. Since taking office, Emanuel announced the redeployment of over 1,000 police officers back onto beats in Chicagoâ€™s neighborhoods and has attracted more than 25,000 private-sector jobs for residents across the city. He recently launched Building a New Chicago, a $7 billion coordinated infrastructure plan that will revitalize the cityâ€™s roads, rails and runways, and create tens of thousands of jobs. Prior to becoming mayor, Emanuel served as the White House Chief of Staff in President Barack Obamaâ€™s administration. Previously, Emanuel served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Chicagoâ€™s 5th District. He also served as a key member of the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998, rising to serve as senior advisor to the president for policy and strategy.