Board member Pedersen represents District 1, which includes Antioch, Lindenhurst, Old Mill Creek and Wadsworth.
She has been on the board since 2008. 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.