Bill Daley says he'll be 1-term WH chief of staff

October 11, 2011 - 4:55 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he'll return to his native Chicago after the 2012 election.

Daley tells WMAQ-TV (http://bit.ly/pR3PP2 ) he has committed to stay with President Barack Obama in Washington "through his re-election" and "then my wife and I will be back in Chicago."

Obama chose Daley to be his White House chief of staff in January. Daley replaced Pete Rouse, who was interim chief of staff and didn't want the position permanently. Rouse replaced current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Bill Daley has decades of political and business experience, served as commerce secretary under President Bill Clinton and ran Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. He's the brother of recently retired Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and the youngest son of legendary Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.