The Candidate: Silvana Tabares
The Race: Democratic Party candidate for the 21st Illinois legislative district
The Competition:Rudy Lozano
The Buzz: Silvana Tabares, a lifelong Chicago resident raised in Pilsen and Little Village, studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago and later edited EXTRA Bilingual Newspaper to bring the issues regarding public safety, economic opportunity and education to the forefront. If elected, she said she hopes to advocate for creating and keeping jobs, as well as supporting greater funding for more police officers in high-crime areas. In addition, she plans to promote the building of more schools in our neighborhoods.