Parga is the only declared Democratic candidate for the seat. She has lived in St. Charles for 30 years, where she and her husband raised their family.
In 2017, Parga was the first Latina judge appointed in Kane County.
“The residents of Kane County deserve experienced, skilled, committed judges who will fairly and equally serve every citizen in our community,” Parga said in a news release. “In my six years as associate judge, I have consistently received outstanding ratings from my peers, presided over many courtrooms and I currently serve on numerous committees by appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court. I hope to take my leadership in the judiciary to the next level as circuit judge.”
Before serving as a judge, Parga spent 23 years practicing criminal, civil and family law. She is active in St. Patrick’s parish and has volunteered for community organizations including Fox Valley Literacy and Lazarus House.