Debra Silverstein

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Debra Silverstein is the Alderman of the 50th Ward of the City of Chicago, Illinois.[1] She defeated 38-year incumbent Bernard Stone in the 2011 runoff election, a race in which she was endorsed by Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel. Debra Silverstein is considered one of Mayor Emanuel's strongest supporters. [2]

Silverstein is married to Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein, with whom she has four children.[3] She holds a degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before entering politics, she founded a small tax consultancy.