Debra Silverstein lives in the north part of the 50th ward with her husband Ira and together they have four children. She has entered the race to be the next Alderman of the 50th ward after many of its residents urged her to do so.
Debra graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in accounting. With that she started and built a successful small business helping individuals and area businesses navigate their tax obligations. Seeing firsthand the effect that taxes and fees are having on 50th Ward residents, Debra knows something must be done.
Aside from her busy career, Debra is a constant presence at 50th Ward events. In the past, she has organized the very successful "Movies in the Park", "Winterfest", and the 50th Ward's participation in Breast Cancer's "Network of Strength - Walk to Empower" on Mother's Day
Debra is also a co-founder of the Libenu Foundation, an organization creating supervised housing for adults with developmental disabilities in the 50th ward.
Drawing from the wide breadth of knowledge and commitment to the residents of the 50th ward Debra will work everyday to make the community in which she raised her children once again regain its full potential as a neighborhood.
Please use the links on the right to see the route Debra will take the 50th ward to create jobs, help small business, improve education, and lower crime. Please join us in making the 50th ward the best that it can be.