EndorsementsDaily Herald: Her wealth of knowledge and experience shows
Incumbent Linda Pederson of Antioch faces a challenge from James Creighton Mitchell Jr. of Lake Villa in the Republican primary for District 1.
Pederson has served on the board for 14 years, and her wealth of knowledge and experience shows. Prior to her board experience, she was an Antioch Township trustee, and she's currently serving on the county's Policy Committee for 911 consolidation. From Pederson's involvement in establishing a new 911 center to improving forest preserves, she wants to finish what she's started. She is fiscally responsible, and she understands county government.
Mitchell has experience on the county board, regional school boards and as a West Deerfield Township trustee. He says he is running because he is unhappy with Democratic leadership on a broad scale. He lists many areas where he'd like to implement change -- policing, education, social issues, taxation and governmental consolidation -- but offers no specifics on how. We worry Mitchell would struggle to work collaboratively with board members who don't align with his point of view.
Pederson has the leadership, experience and knowledge to serve county residents, and she deserves the chance to finish what she's started. Pederson is endorsed.
-- Daily Herald Editorial Board
She takes her position on the Lake County Board very seriously
I have had the privilege to serve with Linda on the Lake County Board and I can tell you first hand of her dedication to the constituents of District One. She takes her position on the County Board very seriously and represents her district well.
She has a wealth of experience having served her community in many different ways through the years and I am pleased to give her my endorsement.
Linda Pedersen is an excellent public servant.
Linda Pedersen is an excellent public servant. She knows what her constituents need, and will fight for those needs. I fully endorse Linda. She has served her District very well, and I know she will continue to serve her constituents!
Linda has worked tireless for her constituents
I have personally known Linda Pedersen as a friend, fellow Rotarian, dedicate wife, mother, grandmother, and strong advocate for the residents of Antioch and Northern Lake County. Linda has worked tireless for her constituents since winning a seat on the Lake County Board. At times when it feels the residents of the Northern part of the County seem underrepresented, Linda has always been a strong advocate and voice when needed the most. Therefore, I strongly endorse Linda Pedersen for another term on the Lake County Board.
-- Scott J. Gartner
Mayor, Village of Antioch
She's a person you can rely on to get things done
Linda has been an extremely active person when asked about issues that have risen within our community. She's a person you can really rely on to get answers and or getting thing done. We all should be happy that she's here in our district working for us.
-- Tom Kolk
I have had the honor to serve with her
I have had the honor of serving on the Lake County Board with Linda Pedersen for the last 12 years. I can attest to the fact that a she has gained the respect of our peers on the board for her wisdom, understanding and dedication to her district and to the welfare of the county as a whole. She is the epitome of a commissioner who evaluates the issues, weighs the options and comes to a position that is best for all. She has become a personal, as well as political friend, which is oftentimes a difficult thing to do. It is my pleasure and honor to endorse her for another term as the County Board Member for the 1st District. She will continue to serve you well.
Former Lake County Board Member District 7
Linda Pedersen is a results oriented representative
Linda Pedersen is a results oriented representative for the residents of Antioch. She is highly committed to serving the community. She proposes and supports policies that are in the best interests of her constituents. She is a partner with the Village of Antioch in addressing the needs of her district. Linda should be re-elected to continue her trellis leadership and advocacy for District One and Lake County.
— Mary Dominiak
Antioch Village Trustee
She exhibits the knowledge of the issues
I have known Linda Pedersen for over 37 years both as a co-worker and a friend. Her devotion to her position on the County Board is one of listening to her constituents, solving the issues that come forth and looking to the future for our grandchildren. She exhibits the knowledge of the issues and projects a warm, cheerful attitude in handling them. Please join me in supporting her on November 8th.
-- The Honorable Jo Ann D. Osmond
Former Illinois State Rep. 61st District
She keeps an open mind and gives thoughtful consideration to all sides
I have known Linda Pedersen for many years as a friend, constituent and as Lake Villa Township Supervisor. Linda is wonderful to work with; she keeps an open mind and gives thoughtful consideration to all sides of any issue. In short Linda Pedersen is exactly the type of representative we need in Lake County. I whole heartedly endorse Linda for re-election to the Lake County Board.
-- Dan Venturi
Lake Villa Township Supervisor