Andrea Zopp has reportedly been tapped to become Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s deputy mayor, a role that is tasked with handling large city projects.
Zopp, the former Urban League CEO and ex-Chicago Public Schools board member, has agreed to take the position, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.
Emanuel’s other deputy mayor, Steve Koch, focuses on the city’s budget and finances, among other issues.
Zopp’s reported appointment as a deputy mayor comes after her loss in the three-person Illinois Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate in March. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL,8) beat out Zopp and state Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Chicago) in the contest to vie for incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s seat.