White House Chief of Staff William Daley has told President Obama he will stay until after the 2012 reelection campaign but then wants to go home to Chicago, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
Daley, formerly an executive at JPMorgan Chase, became Obama's top aide in January. He is the brother and son of former Chicago mayors.
Daley's plans were first reported Monday by Mary Ann Ahern of WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago. The chief of staff said: "I made a commitment to the president through his reelection, which I'm confident he will do, and then my wife and I will be back in Chicago."
The election is Nov. 6, 2012.
Daley spoke last week to Norah O'Donnell, chief White House correspondent for CBS News, who interviewed Daley last week at a panel discussion at the Newseum.