Another victory! Vendors must now disclose campaign contributions.

The Lake County Board voted to require vendors applying for County contracts to disclose campaign donations to Board Members of if they are a close family member of a Board member.

“This is one of the reasons that I ran for office, and I am very proud to have worked hard to pass this ordinance that will bring more transparency and better government to Lake County”, Jennifer stated.

Potential vendors for contracts over $30,000 must now disclose campaign contribution made in the last five years to County Board members, county wide elected officials and political action committees.  They must also disclose if they have a family member who are Lake County employees.

“This is a great day for Lake County and another success in our quest to bring greater accountability and transparency to Lake County government”.

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We did it! Jennifer is the new Lake County Board Commissioner for District 15!

Jennifer was sworn in as the new Lake County Commissioner for District 15 on December 3, 2018.  She is grateful to all her supporters for their hard work and enthusiasm for her campaign.  Jennifer ended up winning by 18  votes after all the late arriving vote by mail ballots were counted.  It sure shows that every single vote counts!

We now have a real economist on the Lake County Board!

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Yard Signs Are In! Get Yours Today!

Libertyville and Mundelein supporters get your yard sign today and show your support for Jennifer’s campaign for the Lake County Board.

Click on the “Take Action” link on this website to request your yard sign, or email Jennifer at:

Signs can also be picked up at the Mary For Illinois campaign office at 886 S. Milwaukee in Libertyville (near the Panera).


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Sierra Club Woods and Wetlands Political Kickoff a Great Success

Jennifer was proud to attend the Sierra Club’s Woods and Wetlands Political Kickoff at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake as a Sierra Club endorsed candidate.

The Sierra Club is working hard to actively support candidates that will work hard to protect our natural resources.  Jennifer is passionate about protecting our wetlands, natural resources and wildlife and will work diligently so that they are thriving for generations to come.

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AFSCME Endorses Jennifer!

I am very proud to announce that AFSCME Illinois Council 31 has voted to endorse my campaign for the Lake County Board!

As a proud union member myself, I know what an important job AFSCME does advocating on behalf of its workers and ensuring that they have access to a living wage and benefits.  I also know that Lake County is rewarded by having trained, dedicated union workers who provide the best service to our citizens.

Thank you AFSCME for your endorsement of my campaign!


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“Cheesy Kickoff” a Success!

Thank you to everyone that came out for my “Cheesy Kickoff” party! It was wonderful to have so much support for my campaign for the Lake County Board.  The grilled cheese was truly delicious too!

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The Sierra Club Endorses Jennifer!

Jennifer is proud to announce that the Sierra Club has endorsed her run for the Lake County Board!

“The number one goal of the Sierra Club is to ensure a healthy environment for people, plants, and animals.  As a Lake County Board member, I will work hard to ensure a healthy environment for all.” Jennifer stated.

Jennifer knows that protecting and preserving our environment is vital.  She has vowed to work hard to ensure that Lake County moves toward a future with more protection for wetlands to help filter our water and prevent flooding and to provide homes for wildlife.  She also believes that Lake County should be a leader in renewable energy and would work to make all Lake County Buildings energy independent within 20 years.

“I am so honored to have received the endorsement from the Sierra Club, an organization that works tirelessly to protect our planet”, Jennifer said after learning of her endorsement.

Watch Jennifer’s video about her plans to protect the environment in Lake County for generations to come.

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Watch my new campaign video starring my dog Pip!

My dog Pippi definitely knows her own mind.  Watch my latest video to see what Pip doesn’t like to do and how she is supporting my campaign.  I have to laugh every time I watch it because it is just so “Pip”. Enjoy!

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Check out my new campaign video!

See my new video where I explain the county issues that are most important to me and why I am running for the Lake County Board, District 15.

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Libertyville Township Dems Pancake Breakfast

A great time was had by all at the Libertyville Township Democrats Pancake breakfast.  Jennifer and many other candidates served pancakes and sausages to an enthusiastic crowd.  It was nice to see so many supporters of all ages at the breakfast.

Julianna Stratton gave a rousing speech that passionately encouraged everyone to keep working toward change in this area and to support all our Democratic candidates.

While eating pancakes, supporters, volunteers and candidates were able to relax and discuss the issues facing Lake County and our country today.

“The pancakes were absolutely delicious and I enjoyed being able to sit down and talk to so many supporters.  There was a lot of powerful energy in that room!”  Jennifer said.  “Thank you to the Libertyville Township Democrats for putting on such an amazing event.”

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