Thursday, November 09, 2017

Rosa Silva campaign website found on the Internet

Assistant Public Defender Rosa Silva's campaign website is up and running. (That's a link to the website in the preceding sentence; a link has been added to the blog Sidebar.) Silva, you may recall, is the first of the three former alternates to be slated by the Cook County Democratic Party as new countywide judicial seats have opened up. As near as I can tell, she is so far the only one of the three to have a campaign website up and running. This will change soon enough.

According to ARDC, Silva has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 2001. Her campaign bio notes that she is currently assigned to the Homicide Task Force, having tried "over 100 bench trials and over 60 felony jury trials." Silva is a member of the Cook County Public Defenders Association, AFSCME Local 3315, currently serving as a steward, according to her campaign bio.

Sliva has served as president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (2010-2011), according to her campaign bio, and is currently the Recording Secretary of the Women's Bar Foundation. In addition to her undergraduate and law degress, Silva holds a Master's Degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has served as a volunteer through Lawyers in the Classroom, teaching elementary school students about constitutional law, and also volunteered with the 26th Street Readers, tutoring elementary school students at Kannon Elementary in the Lawndale neighborhood.

Silva was a candidate for a 7th Subcircuit vacancy in the 2016 election cycle.

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