Illinois, State Representative (2013-)
Elected to an open seat created by redistricting in 2012, Tabares was the former editor of Extra, a West Side bilingual newspaper prior to entering politics. But she started out well from the beginning, obtaining the support of United Neighborhood Organization leader Juan Rangel and Ald. Edward Burke for her first run. Her first campaign, against progressive activist Rudy Lozano, Jr. ended up with her edging out Lozano 52-48%.
Since then she has yet to receive significant opposition.
Important Political Events
- 2012, Elected State Representative, defeating Rudy Lozano, Jr.