Alderman Debra Silverstein


Debra Silverstein lives in the north part of the 50th ward with her husband Ira and together they have four children.

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” and “Y-Me’s Race at Your Pace” 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.



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