Almost three decades after Chicagoans elected Harold Washington as their first black mayor, the city's political landscape has been transformed. In the February mayoral election, voters elected Rahm Emanuel, former White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama, with 55 percent of the vote. The next two finishers were Hispanics, Gery Chico, with 24 percent, and Miguel Del Valle, with 9 percent. Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun, the only major black candidate, received 9 percent of the vote.