Candidate for Chicago City Council

About the Candidate

Name: Silvana Tabares
DOB: Jan. 7, 1979
Family: Married with a 1-year old son.
Occupation: Full-time alderman
Political Experience: State Representative of the 21st District from 2012 to 2018. Democratic State Central Committeewoman (3rd) from 2018 to present.

Candidate Statement

Hi everyone, I’m Silvana Tabares and I’m running for alderman of the 23rd Ward because we need someone with a proven track record of getting things done! As State Representative, I fought for $450 million in new state funding for Chicago Public Schools, and I spearheaded an effort to protect healthcare for families and seniors.

As your Alderman, I will continue to fight for working families on the Southwest Side of Chicago, because we need to give police the technology they need to keep us safe. And we need to strengthen neighborhood schools by establishing an elected school board that gives parents and our community a voice.

As a legislator representing the working families on the South West side of Chicago, I stood up to protect funding for seniors such as the Meals on Wheels program. And I fought for greater property tax relief so families can stay in their homes.

I may be new at City Hall, but I know how to stand up for middle-class families. And on February 26th, I humbly ask for your vote. Thank you.

Candidate Q&A

What is your vision for this office?

As Alderman, I want to focus on keeping our neighborhoods strong and providing efficient and responsive city services. I want to help bring more resources to our neighborhood schools and to support small businesses and local entrepreneurs who want to set up shop here in the 23rd Ward. With Midway airport located in the ward, we have a unique opportunity to use this area to foster greater economic activity and to help create more jobs for the local neighborhoods. Finally, I want to make sure that our teachers and first responders have the tools they need to get the job done and succeed.

What is the most pressing issue facing constituents, and how can you help address it?

As I go door to door in the ward and talk to residents, they are mostly concerned with skyrocketing property taxes, public safety, and making sure our schools are strong. We need to address these issues by making sure we have property tax relief and that we are working to have more police in the neighborhoods.