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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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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Jennifer Clark to Run For Lake County Board

Libertyville – Today, Jennifer Clark announced her candidacy as the Democratic nomineefor Lake County Board Commissioner of District 15. Running on a platform of fiscal responsibility, economic development and protecting our vital natural resources, Jennifer knows her extensive experience in economics will enable her to make a real difference for our community and all of Lake County.

“As taxpayers, we deserve a board that makes sound fiscal decisions. Our taxes are too high and that must change,” Clark stated. Clark vows to study the budget and find ways to increase efficiency. She also intends to implement a comprehensive economic development plan that considers the infrastructure, education and municipal needs county wide. “An integrated approach among key stakeholders including townships, the college of Lake County and area business will put us on track to have a healthier tax base and account for our needs well into the future,” says Clark. Her plan will also incorporate renewable energy as technological advances havedramatically increased cost efficiency while yielding substantial savings.

Jennifer is also extremely dedicated to preserving Lake County’s outstanding forest preserves. She will pursue an expansion of the forest preserve holdings and increase access to underserved communities. “The recent episodes of flooding have taught us that preserving wetlands is not only the right thing to do, it is vital. Our communities deserve better,” says Clark.

Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at both Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and Roosevelt University in Chicago.  Her focus is on smart economic development and conservation of our natural resources.Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a BA in Economics and earned her law degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign.


Jennifer lives in Libertyville with her husband Brian and daughters Sara and Mia. Six years ago, they adopted a beautiful shepherd named Pip from Orphans of the Storm shelter. Along with her family, Pip loves the Forest Preserve dog parks, especially Independence Grove.

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