County Board District 5

District 5

Lake County Board

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847-377-2300

Lake County Board Member Judy Martini stepped down from her position effective Friday, May 14th. Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart is seeking qualified candidates to fill the District 5 county board seat. 

According to State Statute (10 ILCS 5/25-11), the Lake County Board Chair shall appoint someone to fill the vacancy within 60 days with the advice and consent of the county board. The appointee would serve until the next general election, Nov. 8, 2022.

State law requires that Hart must appoint an individual who is:

  • At least 18 years old and a “legal voter” with a valid voter registration in Lake County. No individual may serve if their right to vote has been permanently revoked or temporarily revoked during the appointed term of office; and
  • A current resident of District 5, which includes areas of Fox Lake, Ingleside, Lakemoor, Volo, and portions of Wauconda, Lake Villa, Round Lake, and Spring Grove; and
  • Of the same political party as the seat’s predecessor, when she was elected. This is determined by an individual’s declared party affiliation at a primary election. Accordingly, the chair is required to appoint a Republican to this vacancy.

The County Board has formed an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to assist Chair Hart in the statutory obligations of filling the vacancy. Learn more

Residents of District 5 who are interested in serving on the Lake County Board and meet the criteria are encouraged to submit their resume, letter of interest and any other supporting material they wish to include (such as letters of recommendation) via email to, or via U.S. mail to:

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart
Lake County Board Office, 10th Floor
18 North County St.
Waukegan, IL 60085

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.