July 13, 2022
In this Issue: Illinois Leaders at White House Gun Safety Event ● Primary Election Results ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Illinois Leaders at White House Gun Safety Event
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering (above, center) were joined by Congressman Brad Schneider and State Representative Bob Morgan, whose districts include Highland Park, at a White House event marking passage of a gun safety law. More. (Photo: Evan Vucci, Associated Press)
Flowers, stuffed animals, and other tokens of condolence commemorate the lives lost in Highland Park on July 4. (Photo: Daily Herald)
Primary Election Results
Thank you to all the candidates who put themselves forward. We congratulate about 220 precinct committeepersons who have been elected. (We can’t state the exact number, because our now-Republican County Clerk Robin O’Connor has not released final write-in ballot results.)
These Democrats’ names will appear on the November 8 general election ballot and we expect to approach November united behind our candidates.
Mike Quigley, 5th District
Janice D. Schakowsky, 9th District
Brad Schneider, 10th District
Bill Foster, 11th District
Illinois Governor/Lieutenant Governor
JB Pritzker, Juliana Stratton
Michael W. Frerichs
Secretary of State
Susana A. Mendoza
Maria Peterson, 26th District
Julie A. Morrison, 29th District
Adriane Johnson, 30th District
Mary Edly-Allen, 31st District
Nabeela Syed, 51st District
Mary Morgan, 52nd District
Jonathan Carroll, 57th District
Bob Morgan, 58th District
Daniel Didech, 59th District
Rita Mayfield, 60th District
Joyce Mason, 61st District
Laura Faver Dias, 62nd District
John D. Idleburg
Regional Superintendent of Schools
Michael L. Karner
Lake County Board
District 1, Brian M. Hayden
District 2, Linda Troester
District 3, Wendy S. Meister
District 4, Gina M. Roberts
District 5, Sharon Smith-Terry
District 6, John Wasik
District 7, Carissa Casbon
District 8, Diane Hewitt
District 9, Mary Ross Cunningham
District 10, Jessica Vealitzek
District 11, Paul Frank
District 12, Paras Parekh
District 13, Sandy Hart
District 14, Angelo D. Kyle
District 15, Jennifer Clark
District 16, Esiah Campos
District 17, Alicia Timm
District 18, Sara Frederick Knizhnik
District 19, Marah Altenberg
North Shore Water Reclamation
Ward 1, Preston Carter
Ward 2, Steve Drew
Ward 3, Beverly Sugar Young
Ward 5, Rhoda Pierce
19th Circuit Subcircuit 2 Judge
19th Circuit Subcircuit 3 Judge
19th Circuit Subcircuit 4 Judge
John L. Joanem
Supreme Court Justice District 2
Elizabeth “Liz” Rochford
Appellate Court 2nd District
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
Reducing gun violence is a priority for Rachel Jacoby. The Vernon Hills High School graduate, a former Tenth Dems intern, organized a large March for Our Lives protest in June and was the lead organizer of the Saturday remembrance in Highland Park. Rachel was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article saying the rally was designed “to make space for the community to come together and grieve and heal following the tragedy from July Fourth.” Rachel added: “What we’re also trying to do is send a message that enough is enough and it’s time for change. We want to rally the community to demand a future free from gun violence.” Rachel has also organized a Mobilization Day Against Gun Violence for Saturday (see Upcoming Events list below).
In Case You Missed It
How Mother Survived Highland Park Shooting, with Sheriff’s Help
(Daily Herald). As others ran away from the shooting, Sheriff John Idleburg raced to help the wounded.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
Dinner with Fremont Democrats In Person and Online. 6-7pm, in person in Mundelein and on Zoom. More.
Highland Park Mobilization Day Against Gun Violence—March and Rally. 1-3pm, Glenview. More.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
Postponed: Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim and County Board Member Carissa Casbon Freedom Fest. 1-4pm, Gurnee. More.
TUESDAY, JULY 19
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Community Input Night. 6pm, on Zoom. More.
THURSDAY, JULY 21
Lake County Opioid Initiative Strategic Planning Session. 8am-2pm, Round Lake Beach. More.
Build Up Blue in 2022 with Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch. 5:30-7:30pm, Chicago. House Democrats’ summer fundraiser. 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 email@example.com.