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Silvana Tabares
Silvana Tabares.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 21
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLourdes High School
Associate'sRichard J. Daley College
Bachelor'sColumbia College Chicago
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Office website
Silvana Tabares is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 21. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Tabares earned her Bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College. Her professional experience includes working as the managing editor for EXTRA Bilingual Newspaper.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tabares served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Higher Education
Higher Education
Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development


Campaign themes


Tabares' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Put Our People To Work
Excerpt: "Silvana will take real steps to create and keep jobs in our neighborhoods…right now."
  • Protect Our Neighborhoods
Excerpt: "Silvana will work to protect our neighborhoods and keep gangs off the streets, drugs off the corners, and graffiti off our homes."
  • Educate Our Children
Excerpt: "Silvana believes every child deserves the right to a quality public school education in his or her neighborhood."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Silvana Tabares ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election. Felix Gonzalez (R) was removed from the ballot on January 7, 2014.[3][4][5]


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tabares won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 21. Tabares defeated Rudy Lozano in the March 20 Democratic primary, and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSilvana Tabares 100% 15,606
Total Votes 15,606
Illinois House of Representatives, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSilvana Tabares 52.3% 3,820
Rudy Lozano 47.7% 3,490
Total Votes 7,310

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tabares is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Tabares raised a total of $271,610 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[9]

Silvana Tabares's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 21 Won $271,610
Grand Total Raised $271,610


Tabares won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tabares raised a total of $271,610.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Silvana Tabares's campaign in 2012
Stand for Children$51,322
Friends of Martin Sandoval$33,500
Illinois Chamber of Commerce$22,641
Descoto Inc$21,000
Chicago Latino Public Affairs Cmte$18,100
Total Raised in 2012$271,610
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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Preceded by
Michael Zalewski (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 21
Succeeded by