Transgender woman wins Illinois judicial primary

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Jill Rose Quinn

CHICAGO — Chicago attorney Jill Rose Quinn won the Democratic primary on Tuesday for a vacant judicial seat. After the November election, she will be the state’s first out transgender elected official.

The Chicago Tribune reported that with 74% of precincts reporting, Quinn had 66% of the vote compared with opponents James Samuel Worley with 18.5% and Wendelin DeLoach with nearly 16%.

“It’s not just a victory for me, it’s a victory for everybody out there who’s marginalized, everybody who’s different, everybody who’s trans,” Quinn told the newspaper.

The Tribune said there was no Republican candidate for the seat.

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