Jacob Bundsgaard is the current Mayor of Aarhus Municipality. He is a member of the Danish Social Democrats. He was elected to Aarhus City Council in 2002 and was a political spokesman at the council until 2008. He was also a member of the Cultural Committee, City of Aarhus (2002-2006). Prior to becoming mayor he was chairman of the Children and Young People Committee (2006-2009) and Alderman at the Department of Culture and Citizens’ Services (2009) and Department for Children and Young People (2010-2011). He became Mayor in 2011. He has a degree in Political Science from Aarhus University.