|Illinois House of Representatives District 21|
|2013 - Present|
|January 10, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Lourdes High School|
|Associate's||Richard J. Daley College|
|Bachelor's||Columbia College Chicago|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
Tabares earned her Bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College. Her professional experience includes working as the managing editor for EXTRA Bilingual Newspaper.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tabares served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Financial Institutions, Vice chair|
|• Labor & Commerce|
|• Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges|
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|
Tabares' campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
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.
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2012|
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.
|Silvana Tabares's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 21||$271,610|
|Grand Total Raised||$271,610|
2012Tabares 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|
|Chicago Latino Public Affairs Cmte||$18,100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$271,610|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Open States
- Silvana Tabares on LinkedIn
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Silvana Tabares' Biography," accessed February 24, 2014
- Campaign website, The Tabares Plan (timed out)
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Tabares, Silvana," accessed July 18, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
Michael Zalewski (D)
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