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

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Judge-elect Jill Rose Quinn

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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