MUNDELEIN - Fremont Township Trustee Jeri Atleson has declared her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Lake County Treasurer. Atleson currently serves as Treasurer of the Lake County Republican Central Committee. She previously was appointed and later elected to the board of the Fremont Public Library District, where she served as Library District Board Treasurer.
“Lake County families are being devastated by runaway property taxes. I will serve as a taxpayer advocate, working with and educating families on how they can lower their property tax burden,” said Atleson. “As an experienced accountant, I am uniquely qualified for the office. But it’s my understanding of how the current economic environment impacts all businesses, especially small and mid-size businesses and of course families, that makes me a candidate for the people.”
Atleson says she intends to freeze the budget in the Treasurer’s office and has pledged not to take a taxpayer-funded pension.
“Jeri Atleson is exactly what the Illinois GOP and Lake County residents need in a candidate and elected official,” said former GOP State Senate candidate, Dr. Arie Friedman. “Besides being uniquely qualified for the office, she represents a bright future for the GOP. The party should rally around her candidacy.”
Current Lake County Treasurer Robert Skidmore is not seeking reelection.