Veteran Latino political leader Tomas Reyes is a leading contender to serve as chief of staff to Toni Harp, according to people close to the mayor-elect’s transition team.
Reyes (pictured) and Harp have a close working relationship dating back to the late 1980s, when Reyes served as president of the Board of Aldermen. Harp served for a time as the board’s president pro tem (number two in aldermanic leadership). She worked closely with Reyes on a cutting-edge citywide homeless plan, among other initiatives.
An announcement of the chief of staff appointment is not expected before next week. The position, the mayor’s top aide, oversees City Hall staff and serves as