September 14, 2022
In this Issue: Candidates Meet Democrats at Events in Lake County ● Dems Open New Office in Mundelein ● Candidates Q&A: Linda Troester and Sara Knizhnik ● Precinct Committeeperson/Activist Training ● Upcoming Events
Candidates Meet Democrats at Events in Lake County
Democrats Open New Office in Mundelein
Candidate for Lake County Board, District 2
Why are you running? I love Lake County. I want my grandchildren to come back here to live when they grow up. This county has wonderful people and terrific resources, but we all need to work together to sustain and improve what we have. I believe that I can make a difference. I will not stand on the sidelines. I want to work to try to improve things and support others who are working hard to make our county better. Government really IS the work of all the people.
How have you helped Lake County residents thrive? I am currently a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer, protecting children in court cases, and I have been an Election Judge for several years. As an adult, I have volunteered for a variety of community activities, including “Meals on Wheels,” as a foster parent, been active in children’s sports, and an officer in local clubs.
Why vote for you? I have spent my entire career as a scientist working as a research biologist and regulatory toxicologist. My scientific training and my experience working in collaborative teams will make me an effective decision-maker on the County Board. I think like a scientist and am guided by research and facts, but I also understand that we must collaborate effectively with others to get the results we all want.
Please check out my website for additional information: www.lindaforlakecounty.com. I hope that I can count on your vote on Nov 8th!
Candidate for Lake County Board, District 18
My name is Sara Knizhnik, and I’m thrilled to be the Democratic nominee for the Lake County Board – District 18. I’m a candidate, but, like so many of you, I’m also an agent of change.
In support of progressive values, you’ve protested and stood up for change. You’ve stood for gun violence prevention, LGBTQ+ rights, a greener future and the chance for everyone to earn a decent wage and a secure future for their families. And, I’m so proud to stand with you.
For us, progressive values are a way of life. And, together, we’re building a Lake County that’s founded on respect, dignity, and love for all.
I’m running for the Board because of YOU. The Tenth Dems community has inspired me to do more. Much more. Together we’ve advocated for and won so many gun safety initiatives. What I’ve learned on this journey is that gun violence is a symptom of the systemic inequities and social ills that exist everywhere in our communities. And, until we address these root causes, we will never be free.
I’m in this fight because I believe local government can and should be a force for good in people’s lives. But this can only happen if we put people in office who have what it takes to make change and are serious about reform. I’m serious about reform. And I’m committed to working together with YOU to make Lake County as safe, green, and affordable as it can be. For everyone.
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Tonight: Precinct Committeeperson/Activist Training
Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Learn the best practices for effective voter contact, door-knocking, and persuasion at tonight’s Precinct Committeeperson and Activist Training. The training will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom, with the Zoom link sent just before the session.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Political Director, Ben Head, and others will join us with some tips. Any Democrat committed to working to elect our candidates is welcome. Please RSVP here if you can attend.
Events below are taken from the complete list of Upcoming Events at LakeDems.org/events. To submit your event for consideration, click here.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14
Winning Elections: Training for Precinct Committeepersons and Grassroots Activists. 7pm, online via Zoom. More.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15
Fremont Township Democrats September Meeting. 6-7pm, Mundelein or Online via Zoom. More.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
Warren Township Democrats Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup. 9am, Gurnee. More.
Free Shred Day. 1:30-4:30pm, Northbrook. More.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
Apple Picking with Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim. 10am-1pm, Mundelein. More.
Meet in Highland Park to Help Save the Senate and Reelect a Governor. 1-5pm. Connect with carpools in Highland Park and surrounding suburbs to knock doors for Democratic Wisconsin candidate for Senate Mandela Barnes and Democratic Governor Tony Evers. More.
Campaign Kickoff for Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg and Lake County Board District 18 Candidate Sara Knizhnik. 4-6pm, Highland Park. More.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
State Representative Bob Morgan Fall Brewery Social. 5:30-7pm, Chicago. More.
A Caribbean Evening with Lake County Sheriff Idleburg. 5:30-7:30pm, Highwood. More.
Paint It Blue with Brian Hayden, Candidate for Lake County Board District 1. From 6-8pm, Lake Villa. More.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville. 3pm, Libertyville. More.
Moraine Dems September Meeting. 5:30pm, online via Zoom. More.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
Identifying Victims of Sex and Labor Trafficking in Lake County. 8:30am-noon, Round Lake Beach. A presentation of the Lake County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. More.
Autumnal Equinox Fundraiser for Lake County Board District 17 Candidate Alicia Timm. 4:30-7pm, Lake Zurich. More.
Reception for Lake County Board District 11 Member Paul Frank Featuring Brad Schneider. 6-8pm, Highwood. More.
How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?
Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check payable to Lake County Democrats to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.