Lake County voters have the opportunity in less than a month to vote for a new State's Attorney for the first time in over 22 years. I encourage you to make the choice not based solely on who you know, but who you believe is the best and most qualified candidate.
On election day, it will have been 15 months since the day I announced my candidacy outside the courthouse at the Lincoln Plaza. Over the course of this campaign, I have had the opportunity to meet so many citizens of our great county and not only to listen to their concerns, but to discuss and share with them the importance of the role of the State's Attorney. As State’s Attorney, I will continue to be accessible, to be out in the community and to establish a new era of open communication and transparency in the office.
The issues that the State's Attorney's Office deals with are truly issues that matter to each and every citizen. They involve justice, fairness, swift and accurate prosecution of crimes, working hand-in-hand with law enforcement and with the victims of crime.
Over the next few weeks, there will be numerous opportunities for citizens to come out and compare the candidates. There are several candidate forums open to the public and I encourage you to check the calendar and make sure that your vote matters by voting for the candidate who you feel has the experience, commitment, integrity and well-defined priorities that are deserving of your vote.