Michael Danforth (District 17)

Lake County Board Member
Current Term: 2018-2022


Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office phone: 224-760-0027

District 17

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Board member Danforth represents Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Port Barrington, North Barrington, Barrington Hills, Tower Lakes, Fox River Grove, and portions of Wauconda and Hawthorn Woods. 

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2017-Present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserve District Commissioner (2017-Present)


  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, VA. (Juris Doctor, May 1994)
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science)

Lake County Committees


  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Law and Judicial
  • Legislative


  • Ethics and Oversight
  • Public Works and Transportation

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Finance


  • Operations
  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness

Community Work

  • 1st Vice-Chairman - Lake County Republican Central Committee, Lake County, IL., April 2016-present; 
  • Precinct Committeeman - Cuba Township Republicans (Vice-Chair), Cuba Township, IL., Elected April 2012-present; 
  • Board of Trustees - Trinity Oaks Christian Academy, Cary, IL., 2009-2013; 
  • Teen Court Judge, Lake Forest, IL., October 2008-present; 
  • DeKalb County Board - Member, DeKalb, IL., 1984-86; 
  • DeKalb County Forest Preserve Commissioner, DeKalb, IL., 1984-86
  • DeKalb County Home, Health, Agriculture & Education Committee Member, DeKalb, IL., 1984-86.