Two Lake County primary challenges set on first day of candidate filing

November 25, 2019

Mick Zawislak | Daily Herald

The primary election season began Monday in Lake County with longtime incumbent Republican county board members Steve Carson and Brent Paxton facing challenges from within their party

Forty-one candidates filed simultaneously at 8:30 a.m., according to County Clerk Robin M. O’Connor. Many of those filing were for precinct committeeman seats, according to O’Connor’s office.

Lake County offices to be nominated in the primary include: circuit court clerk; coroner; recorder; state’s attorney; and, county board/forest preserve members for districts 1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 13 and 16, as well as wards 1, 2, and 4 of the North Shore Water Reclamation District trustee.

It’s too soon to tell how many other primary candidates may emerge. The last day to circulate or file nomination papers is Monday.

For County Board…incumbent Democrat Sandra (Sandy) Hart of Lake Bluff and Republican Lauren Fleming of Gurnee filed in District 13…

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