Linda Pedersen (District 1)


Lake County Board Member

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Cell phone: 847-445-5504
Board member Pedersen represents the areas of Antioch and Old Mill Creek, and portions of Fox Lake and Lake Villa. She has been on the board since 2008. Her main priorities are fiscal responsibility, economic growth and business expansion, and smart growth​ and development.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2008-present)
  • Lake Count Forest Preserve, Vice-Chairman (2008-2018)
  • Antioch Township Trustee (2005-2008)
  • Senior Events, Chair
  • Township Transit for Seniors and Disabled, Chair
  • Precinct Committeeman (1996-2010, 2014-present)

Memberships & Other Public Service

  • Lake County Community Development, Vice-Chair
  • Lake County Community Development Grant Board (2005-present)
  • Antioch Rotary Club (1993-present)
  • Illinois General Federation of Women's Club (1987-present)
  • Illinois Lincoln Series Graduate (1998)
  • Republican Precinct Committeeman (1996-present)
  • Hastings Lake YMCA Board Member (1998-2003)


  • Antioch Community High School

Lake County Committees


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


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

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Planning
  • Legislative


  • Vice President of the Lake County Forest Preserves District
  • Finance Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Ethics 
  • Rules
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, Voting Member

Personal & Other Information

  • Married 46 years, two children, four grandchildren
  • Antioch resident for 48 years