Race for 50th Ward Alderman

Incumbent reelected

Incumbent Ald. Debra Silverstein and her husband state Sen. Ira Silverstein quietly represented the far North Side ward that includes West Ridge and Pulaski Park together for several years. Debra became alderman in 2011 as the result of a slow decline of the once-mighty Ald. Bernie Stone in the tight knit Orthodox Jewish community, and Ira was elected to the Senate in 1998. But Silverstein lost his Senate seat after #MeToo accusations in 2018. Ald. Silverstein has been a quiet but consistent ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel who has focused on ward services more than citywide legislation.


To win, candidates must receive more than 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate reaches that threshold, the top two candidates will advance to a run off on April 2.

Percentages are based on the available ballots tallied by the Chicago Board of Elections. Percentages listed do not indicate a winner until all ballots are counted.

Source: Chicago Board of Elections. Results are unofficial until certified on March 13.

Last updated: Mar 15, 2019 12:51 PM

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