L AKE COUNTY - Lake Villa resident and Lake County Board Member Tom Weber announced his candidacy Saturday for Illinois State Representative in District 64, currently held by Barbara Wheeler. Wheeler recently announced she will not seek re-election in 2018.
"It is an honor serving the residents of my district on the County Board. However, I feel I can serve them better in Springfield," Weber said. "Taxpayers don't need people giving up, they need an advocate willing to fight for them. This is why I have decided to enter the race for State Representative."
Weber is a Lake County Board Member and Chairman of the Planning Building and Zoning Committee, Board Member Lake County Forest Preserve District, Board Member University of Illinois Extension Advisory Council for Lake and McHenry Counties, Board of Directors for the Youth Conservation Corp and Board of Directors for Busy Brains Children's Museum.
"Illinois is my home and where I have raised my family," Weber said in a statement. "I believe with the right leadership we can save our state. It will take a lot of hard work and I would be honored to go to Springfield and represent the residents of District 64."