Anthony Vega of Grayslake announced that he is running in the Democratic primary for Lake County Clerk. He will face off against incumbent Robin O’Connor who has held the since 2018.

From his facebook page, Vega says, “As a son of immigrant parents from a union household, I learned at a young age the importance of serving the community – to give back and give a voice to those who have been historically underserved. I’ve rooted my career in organizing, educating and empowering those voices to work towards making our society a just one. We are at a critical juncture in this office. Civic engagement is key to saving our Democracy from those that wish to undermine our democratic institutions and values. The position of County Clerk plays an instrumental role in voter protection and civic engagement, and now must also lead the merger with the Recorder of Deeds Office. We need someone ethical who can actually meet the urgency of the moment. Someone that will fight. I have been fighting my whole life and I am ready for the challenge to serve as Lake County Clerk.”

Anthony is an employee of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, serving as Chief of Staff to Sheriff John Idleburg. He has already racked up a string of endorsements including:
State Representative Daniel Didech
State Representative Rita Mayfield
State Representative Bob Morgan
State Representative Sam Yingling
Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric F. Rinehart
State Central Committeeperson Patrick Watson (6th District)
State Central Committeeperson Thomas Maillard (10th District)
Vernon Township Supervisor Jon Altenberg
Vernon Township Trustee Sara Knizhnik
Waukegan Township Supervisor Marc L. Jones
Waukegan Township Trustee Dulce Ortiz
Waukegan Parks Commissioner Anton L. Mathews
North Chicago Treasurer Vance Wyatt