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.