Linda Pedersen (District 1)

Lake County Board Member
Current Term: 2020-2022

Linda Pedersen

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Cell phone: 847-445-5504
[email protected]

District 1 

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Board member Pedersen represents the 1st District, which includes the areas of Antioch and Old Mill Creek, and portions of Fox Lake and Lake Villa. She has been on the board since 2008. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Public Works, Planning and Transportation Committee, and as a member of the Ethics and Oversight, Financial and Administrative, and Rules committees. Her main priorities are fiscal responsibility, economic growth and business expansion, and smart growth and development. She has lived in Antioch for more than 50 years, and she and her husband have two children and four grandchildren. She graduated from Antioch Community High School in Illinois.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2008-present)
  • Lake Count Forest Preserve (2008-present); Vice-Chairman (2008-2018)
  • Antioch Township Trustee (2005-2008)
  • Precinct Committeeman (1996-2010, 2014-present)

Lake County Committees


  • Public Works, Planning and Transportation, Vice-Chair
  • Ethics and Oversight, Vice-Chair
  • Financial and Administrative
  • Reapportionment
  • Rules


  • Ethics and Oversight, Chair
  • Ethics and Oversight
  • Health and Community Services, Vice-Chair
  • Ad Hoc Government Reform Implementation Committee
  • Law and Judicial
  • Planning, Building and Zoning

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Ethics
  • Legislative
  • Planning
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, Voting Member


  • Finance Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Rules
  • Vice President of the Lake County Forest Preserves District

Special Appointments & Other Public Service

  • Lake County 911 Consolidation Task Force
  • Lake County Community Development, Vice-Chair
  • Lake County Community Development Grant Board (2005-present)
  • Lake County Opioid Initiative, Board Member
  • Lake County Sheriff Law Enforcement Community Policing Coordinating Council
  • Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
  • Antioch Area Healthcare Accessibility Alliance, Board Member 
  • Antioch Rotary Club (1993-present)
  • Fox River Flood Control Commission
  • Hastings Lake YMCA Board Member (1998-2003)
  • Illinois General Federation of Women's Club (1987-present)
  • Illinois Lincoln Series Graduate (1998)
  • Republican Precinct Committeeman (1996-present)