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.