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Diana Rosario: Candidate Profile

Cook County Circuit Court (Democrat)

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  • Diana Rosario, running for Cook County Circuit Court

      Diana Rosario, running for Cook County Circuit Court

 

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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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Bio

City: Chicago

Website: DianaRosarioForJudge.com

Office sought:

Cook County Circuit Court

Age: 52

Family: Ms. Rosario was born and raised on the north side of Chicago and is of Puerto Rican descent. She is a graduate of Loyola University-Chicago and received her Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1989. She currently resides in the Edgewater neighborhood with her husband John Edward Burgess.

Occupation: Attorney

Education: B.A. Loyola University Chicago, IL 1984

J.D. DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL 1988

St. Gregory High School Chicago, IL 1979

Civic involvement: * Spanish Coalition for Jobs, conducting speaking engagements on matters related to child support, custody, and visitation.

* Secretary and Executive Board Member, Metropolitan Housing and Development Corporation since 2005.

* Member, Edgewater Historical Society

* Member, National Conference of Puerto Rican Women

* Former Board Member, Chicago Access Public Television

* After School Matters, Pro-Bono Legal Work, (2005-2007)

* National Association of Latino Elected Officials, mentored High School students.

Elected offices held: None

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Questions & Answers

Why are you running for this office? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is that?

I am running for Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County because I am committed to serve the public and I believe that I have the professional and personal experiences necessary to be a judge. I am seeking a judicial position because I want to bring my experiences, legal training and knowledge to the judiciary.

What differentiates you most from your opponents in the race?

With over 24 years of practicing law, I have dedicated the majority of my career to public service. I have a broad legal background and an extensive knowledge base in many areas of the law. I represent the public and work well with all types of individuals. I have worked as a Prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorneys Office and represented clients in private practice. I am a well-rounded attorney capable of handling a board range of legal matters. The judiciary should represent the community that it serves. As a bilingual Latina, I will bring diversity and sensitivity to the bench to best serve the citizens of Cook County.

Finally, is there anything we haven't asked about that you feel we should know?

No

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