Steve Carlson – Lake County Board, 7th District
36235 Mill Ct. Phone (847)356-4167
Gurnee, Il. 60031 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been my honor to serve on the Lake County Board for the last 17 years. The voters of the 7th district have seen fit to reelect me 5 times. Some of the issues of which I am most proud are the successful initiative to make Lake County Smoke Free, my fight (not successful) against video gambling, the development of a financially sane, reasonable alternative to 53, bringing Lake Michigan water to the Northwest portion of the district, the opening of a new trail connecting Rollins Savanna to western Gurnee, and the fight to save Winchester House. A new one has just been announced, a Crisis Hot Line for all human services in Lake County, called 211. A project in the works is a crisis care center, where our law enforcement officers can take people who have no business in jail or hospital emergency rooms. These and other issues have made my public service rewarding beyond measure.
As we are all aware, the political climate on the national, state and local level has become problematic, at best. I believe that there is a need for those of us who are willing to listen to both sides, who are willing to respect other points of view, who treat their colleagues and their constituents with the respect that they deserve. It is for this reason that I announce my intention to run for another term on the Lake County Board.
I have been successful in 5 campaigns. I have never put out an “attack” piece trashing my opponent, and I will not do so in the coming campaign. My message will be about who I am, what I represent, what I have done and what I will do on the Board. I am proud of my record and I will run on it.
Even though the general election is many months away, I face a challenge in the Republican primary this spring. I will need resources earlier than usual. If you wish to help in this effort please hit the "contribute" button on this page, or...
Friends of Steve Carlson
36235 N Mill Ct.
Gurnee, Il. 60031
Thanks in advance.
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NewsTuesday, November 19, 2019 12:05 PM
Need help? Dial 211, it's as easy as that. Help Starts Here
211 has officially launched in Lake County!
Anyone in Lake County can now call 211 or text their zip code to 898211 for free, confidential, 24/7 information and referrals to essential services. 211 is Lake County’s one-stop shop for help!
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:42 PM
good day today...
Attended Health and Community Services meeting where young lady approached me and told me that my opponent had knocked on her door. She asked me if I would put my sign in her yard. Made my day. 😊
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:57 AM
Lake County gets $200,000 grant to fight homelessness
The Lake County Board voted
Tuesday to spend the grant funds. The Lake County Coalition
for the Homeless, a consortium staffed by employees of the county's community
development division, is the direct grant recipient.
"This grant will be instrumental in their efforts to end homelessness in Lake County," said county board member Steve Carlson, a Gurnee-area Republican who leads the health and community services committee.
The grant targets people who are chronically homeless. Anyone who has a disability and is homeless for one continuous year or who experiences four episodes of homelessness that add up to 12 months over the last three years is considered chronically homeless.
Thirty-eight chronically homeless people are on the county's wait-list for housing, said Jodi Gingiss, the county's community development administrator. That's down from 52 in January but up from 35 in May.
Lake County officials hope to find secure housing for everyone on the list, as well as anyone else who gets on the list this year, by awarding housing vouchers or finding space via other housing programs and public service agencies.
The grant will cover the estimated $58,000 salary of an intern who will manage the county's list of people seeking housing and work with other agencies.
The funding also will help clients cover debts from utilities and rent, and pay security deposits and first month's rent, among other expenses. Those expenses prevent some people from getting housing, officials said.
Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 AM
Grandwood Park Lake Dam Rehabilitation- Grand Opening
A great example of intergovernmental cooperation. A big thanks to Stormwater Management, Lake County, Warren Township, the State of Illinois and the Grandwood Park Park District for making this great project happen.
Look at that water flow! A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held a few weeks ago to celebrate the grand reopening of the Grandwood Park Lake Dam. We had A LOT of rain that week, so it was the perfect test for the dam. It passed with flying colors.