|Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 50th Ward
|Preceded by||Bernard Stone|
|Born||1966 (age 50–51)
|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. 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.
Silverstein is married to Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein, with whom she has four children. She holds a degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before entering politics, she founded a small tax consultancy.
- "Debra Silverstein Ousts Longtime Alderman Bernard Stone in 50th Ward," Chicago Sun-Times.
- "Chicago Sun-Times - Emanuel super PAC rides to the rescue of 17 incumbent aldermen"
- "About Debra Silverstein," debrasilversteinforalderman.com/
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