Jeralyn Atleson: Candidate Profile

Lake County board District 10 (Republican)

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City: Mundelein

Office sought:
Lake County board District 10

Age: 41
Family: Married, Mother of 2 daughters
Occupation: CPA, Fremont Township Trustee
Education: CPA, Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Minor in Spanish
Civic involvement:
Fremont Township Trustee
Board Member, Congregation Or Shalom
Vice-Chairman, Midwest Region, B’nai B’rith International
Volunteer, D75 Schools
Republican Precinct Committeeman

Elected offices held: Current Fremont Township Trustee
Former Fremont Township Public Library Board
Current Membership Chair, Congregation Or Shalom
Current Vice-Chair, Midwest Region, B’nai B’rith International

Questions & Answers
If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of any important initiatives you’ve led. If you are a challenger, what would you bring to the board and what would your priority be?

Lake County has a AAA bond rating. My priority will be to maintain and grow the fiscal health of Lake County. With my experience as a CPA and as a Fremont Township Trustee, I will bring the necessary skills to help bring that about, especially with the reduced funding from the State. I have gained both knowledge and experience doing hours of ride-a-longs with the Highway Commissioner to better understand road projects and the costs associated with them. I will bring the same active representation to the Lake County Board.

Regardless of whether this is a current problem, what can the board do to reduce harassment, especially sexual harassment against women, in the county or forest district offices? If there have been complaints of harassment, have they been investigated properly? Are new policies needed?

Lake County has a long, proud history of diversity and respect. Lake County has long maintained a professional environment that has exceeded standards. Lake County should continue working and striving to stay ahead of the curve for all residents and employees. Any complaints should be treated in an appropriate manner and resolved in an appropriate manner.

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