Debra Silverstein

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Debra Silverstein
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 50th Ward
Assumed office
May 2011 (2011-05)
Preceded by Bernard Stone
Personal details
Born 1966 (age 50–51)
Memphis, Tennessee
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ira Silverstein
Children Four
Residence West Ridge, Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater University of Illinois (B.A.)
Profession Certified Public Accountant

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.[citation needed]