Meet Jill Rose Quinn, the first transgender elected official in IL

Jill Rose Quinn told ABC 7 that she is looking forward to representing the trans community as a Cook County Judge.

“I think the bench, just like the legislature, just like the corporate atmosphere in this country- I think it can only benefit from the diversity and including everybody,” Quinn said.

After winning the Democratic primary by 66.8% with 481,580 votes earlier this year, Quinn ran unopposed in the general election.

She is the first openly trans elected official in Illinois.

Quinn will be the fourth openly trans judge in US history. Quinn first ran in 2018.

“One of the things that inspired me to run was that I met Phyllis Frye who was the first openly transgender attorney who made it on to the bench,” Quinn said.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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