Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayoral Race

7:29 PM PST 02/22/2011 by THR staff
Scott Olson/Getty Images

The politician, who is the brother of WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel, will replace longtime Mayor Richard Daley in May.

Rahm Emanuel, former White House chief of staff and brother of WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel, was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, according to published reports.

Emanuel will take office in May.

At press time, he had 55 percent of the vote, with 90 percent of precincts reporting. His closest competitor, Gery Chico, a former chief of staff to outgoing Mayor Richard Daley, came in second, with 24 percent of the vote.

At one point, it wasn't clear that Emanuel would even be allowed to run. An Illinois Appeals Court had ruled that the politician did not meet residency requirements, but the Illinois Supreme Court later reversed that decision.

Daley was mayor of Chicago for 22 years.

comments powered by Disqus