Endorsements

I am honored to be endorsed by these respected leaders, organizations, and individuals.


Daily Herald"Sandy Hart made local history in 2018 when she became the first Democrat to be chosen as the Lake County Board Chair. ...her contributions include a real push for greater transparency, a focus on mental health and the start of a mutiyear capital improvements plan. The county has also begun an analysis of its physical resources with an eye toward finding places to save. ... We endorse Hart."


Sierra Club"Sandy Hart has always been a champion of our environment, and the Lake County Board has made great strides on environmental and energy issues since she became Chair of the Board. She continues to be one of Lake County's most important leaders to ensure our open spaces are protected now and for the future. Her voice is critical for a clean, safe and strong environment right here in Lake County."


US Senator Dick Durbin"Sandy is a shining star in Lake County Government. As Chair of the Lake County Board, she has demonstrated unwavering commitment to public service. She’s a leader, a fighter, and a compassionate advocate for all of Lake County. I enthusiastically endorse her re-election to the Lake County Board."


Senator Tammy Duckworth"Sandy Hart broke new ground in Lake County in 2018 when she became the first Democratic board chairwoman. She hit the ground running with much-needed reforms and commonsense cost-saving measures. Sandy has helped lead the county through its strong response COVID-19 pandemic, and I am pleased to endorse her for re-election."


Congressman Brad SchneiderSandy has been a bold leader on issues like ethics reform and transparency, and combating the harmful ethylene oxide emissions in Lake County.  She works hard every day to make Lake County a great place to live. I’m proud to endorse Sandy for the Lake County Board.


Congresswoman Lauren Underwood


Lake County Farm Bureau


"Sandy has provided strong and steady leadership as a chair and her focus on government ethics is a refreshing change. In a very short time Sandy has accomplished many necessary reforms that will have a positive impact in Lake County for years to come." (Former State Senator Susan Garrett)


"I appreciate Sandy's ability to get things done for Lake County. She always works collaboratively to find solutions whenever an issue arises. She has been a great help for our communities." (Suzanne Simpson, Warren Township Supervisor)


"Sandy Hart truly cares about the people she represents in the 13th district of Lake County. She is the hardest working and most ethical public servant I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. I am voting for Sandy Hart and hope you will also!" (Mike Semmerling, Warren Township Trustee)


"I am happy to endorse Sandy for re-election to the Lake County Board. As President of the Lake County Municipal League, it is critical that we work together for our residents. I've known Sandy for several years since we served together on the Stormwater Management Commission. Sandy has been a great partner and is truly dedicated to public service." (Donny Schmidt, Mayor of Fox Lake; President, Lake County Municipal League)


"I am proud to endorse Sandy for re-election to the Lake County Board. Sandy has been a strong advocate for the people of North Chicago, and it has been a pleasure working with her. She is thoughtful, sincere, and cares deeply about making Lake County a wonderful place to live and work for EVERYONE." (Leon Rockingham, Mayor of North Chicago; President, Illinois Municipal League)


“I enjoy working closely with Sandy for the benefit of Gurnee. She has bottomless energy and works very hard for our residents. Sandy is honest, engaged, and dedicated – exactly the qualities we want in our elected officials.” (Kristina Kovarik, Mayor of Gurnee)


"Sandy and I have worked together over the years, holding workshops to show residents how they can appeal their assessment to ensure that they are paying their fair share of property taxes and giving an overview of the process. She has been a pleasure to work with and I proudly support her re-election to the Lake County Board." (Charlie Mullin, Assessor, Warren Township)


"Sandy Hart is an honest, reliable, hard-working person in local government. She has risen to Chairperson of the Lake County Board because of her integrity. She gets the job done with working with all views from her colleagues. I'm a conservative Republican/Independent voter and I do my research on who is on the ballot, and I'll vote for Democrat Sandy Hart because she is smart and has common sense for her district of constituents! Choose wisely for Gages Lake/Wildwood homeowners - she is the best choice!" (Michelle Powers Perna, an active homeowner on Gages Lake)


"My husband and I are happy to endorse Sandy! We are avid cyclists and hikers and Sandy has been a great proponent of getting more bike paths for all of Lake County. She has hosted community events showing the great trails residents and visitors can take through beautiful forest preserves. She has been a pleasure to work with and has been a great advocate for Wildwood. We are glad she is at the helm of Lake County." (Sally Mahan, Wildwood resident)


"Sandy Hart brings to the Board a very rare combination of morally balanced responsibility, pragmatism and indefatigable energy so refreshing in today's government. Her Board leadership is invaluable." (Paul Baffico, President and Founder, Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation)


"Sandy has been a strong supporter of Midwest Veterans Closet and always makes time to check in and see how things are going. She’s always been there for the veterans of Lake County. Her willingness to help out on big and small projects has been wonderful, and we are fortunate to have her advocacy for our veterans. I wholeheartedly endorse her re-election." (Mary Carmody, Midwest Veterans Closet)


"Sandy Hart is a great friend and supporter of open lands in Lake Bluff. She has been a driving force to preserve the Oriole Grove Forest Preserve and has held many community events about the importance of removing buckthorn and adding native plants to homeowners' gardens. I am proud to endorse her re-election.” (Larry McCotter, President, Lake Bluff Open Lands Association)


"I am happy to endorse Sandy Hart for re-election to the Lake County Board. She has worked tirelessly for her district and once becoming the chair for all of Lake County. She has been open to meeting with community groups from all parts of Lake County to work for what is best for those most marginalized." (Celeste Flores, Faith in Place)