Griselda Vega Samuel was born and raised in Rogers Parks, lives in McKinley Park, and is running for Judge in Cook County’s 14th Judicial Sub-circuit. After 22-years of representing the Latino community across the U.S. and Mexico as a public interest lawyer she would like to continue to serve the community as a judge.

The 14th Judicial Sub-circuit starts on the Northside, through the West Loop, and comes down to the Southside – covering the neighborhoods of: Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, West Town, Pilsen, McKinley Park and Back of the Yards.

Griselda Vega Samuel is a Chicago native and daughter of Mexican immigrant. As the eldest daughter, first-generation born in the U.S., she was the first one in her family to go to college and get a graduate degree. Griselda attended Briar Cliff University, a Jesuit college in Sioux City, Iowa where she interned with Senator Miguel del Valle and learned first-hand about serving the community.  Then before attending the University of Iowa College of Law Griselda’s first professional job at the National Mexican Museum of Art in Pilsen was as Assistant Development Director.  At the Museum she helped raise money for the Museum’s first extension wing, and also organized the Museum’s 10th Anniversary celebration. While at the University of Iowa College of Law, she was a Senior Articles Editor - Symposium for the Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice where she put on the Journal’s annual symposium titled the Feminization of Poverty, and had her student note published, Maquiladora’s Lost Women: The Killing Fields of Mexico – Are NAFTA and NAALC providing the Needed Protection?