Graziano Delrio, who graduated in Medicine at the University of Modena, specialized in Endocrinology, and completed his studies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel, began working as a researcher at the University Hospital of Modena. He became actively involved in the political life of Reggio Emilia in 1999 as municipal councillor. He was elected Mayor in 2004 and held this position until 2013. He was elected President of ANCI (National Association of Italian Mayors) in October 2011; at national level he was appointed Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies in April 2013, Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in 2014 and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport in 2015. He was elected as MP in the Chamber of Deputies in 2018 where he currently serves as Chairman of the Democratic Party Group.