Rahm’s communications chief, Sarah Hamilton, moving on

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Sarah Hamilton, communications director for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will be moving on a few weeks, leaving City Hall to recharge, travel, enjoy the summer and then see what’s next, she said.

“Serving the people of Chicago in the Emanuel Administration has been an extraordinary experience for which I will be forever grateful. I can’t thank the Mayor, my colleagues, and members of the press corps enough for making these last three years so rewarding. It has been an honor to work with so many talented people,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton joined the Emanuel administration in 2011, and I wrote back then, “Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dipping into Los Angles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa operation for his new Chicago Police Department public affairs chief. Emanuel is hiring Sarah Hamilton, Villaraigosa’s senior press secretary, a Chicago native.”

The Edison Park native now living in Lincoln Park said she will be remaining in the city. After serving almost three years, Hamilton departs sometime in June.

Emanuel said, “Sarah has dedicated herself to serving the people of Chicago seven days a week, at all hours of the day, to ensure that the public got the information it needed and deserved. Sarah has also been a valued and trusted member of my team for the past three years, and I will miss her. But we know she won’t be far away from us, and we all wish her the very best.”

Hamilton’s background includes experience in the Bill and Hillary Clinton worlds: Director of Public Affairs at the Chicago Police Department, Senior Press Secretary for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Deputy Director of Communications for former President Bill Clinton’s foundation. She is also a veteran of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.

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