What local elected officials say about Maria:
Lincoln Knight, Mayor, Village of Wauconda
Wauconda is moving forward in many areas, and works well with many government agencies, and with this I look forward to a growing relationship with the county and Maria Peterson as our representative.
Maria has attended many meetings in the village, and met with elected officials, business owners and residents. She is aware of many of our towns great attributes, as well as of our needs. Maria is caring, compassionate and driven to help people not just in Wauconda, but all Lake County.
Please join me in supporting Maria Peterson for Lake County Board, District 17.”
Chuck Black, Trustee, Village of Wauconda
Tim Howe, Wauconda Village Trustee, Resident and Business Owner
Maria has attended Wauconda Village Board and Committee meetings, reached out to the Chamber of Commerce and stopped by many of the community events in an effort to understand us and our needs, a refreshing change from the current and former district representatives.
For this reason, I am wholeheartedly endorsing Maria Peterson for Country Board Representative for the 17th District of Lake County. I hope my neighbors do the same!”
Rich Morino, Village of Wauconda Trustee
Our Government was designed as a public service. Individuals who knew their constituents, were students of major issues impacting their district, and represented their communities best interests.
It is these exact reasons why I have chosen to endorse and support Maria Peterson. She is a constant presence at Wauconda Board Meetings, community events and fundraisers. She has demonstrated a command of the issues, and importantly, has solicited feedback to judge their local impact.
We need a board member who will truly advocate for our district. I believe Maria can be that board member, and look forward to her election.”
Albert R. Pino, President, North Barrington
I appointed her to her current position as a member of the North Barrington Plan Commission in 2017. Maria has excelled in her duties, not only through her personal knowledge of our community, but with her expertise as an attorney, she put her excellent skillset to work to ensure compliance with the goals and objectives of our Village as shown through our Comprehensive Plan.
She was always able to address intricate issues with clear strategy and confidence. She is inspired by challenges and never intimidated by complex facts. Without a doubt, Maria will be a welcomed and dedicated addition to the Lake County Board.
Please feel free to contact me at the Village of North Barrington office should you wish to further discuss Maria Peterson’s qualifications and experience.”
Jackie Andrew, Trustee, North Barrington
Kathy Nelander, Village Administrator/Clerk, Village of North Barrington
Gery Herrmann, Chairman Planning Commission, North Barrington
Martin Pais, Member, North Barrington Plan Commission
Ken Such, Member, North Barrington Plan Commission
Shannon Yeaton, President, Village of Port Barrington
“The Village of Port Barrington lies within the boundaries of Lake and McHenry Counties. I have been the Village President for five years and in that time only one candidate for office has repeatedly come to our Village meetings and shown an interest in our local government, Ms. Maria Peterson.
Port Barrington is small and often forgotten in the vastness of Lake County. It was a surprise months ago to have a candidate for the Lake County Board come to one of our meetings – an even bigger surprise was when she came back, again and again. Maria did not just make her presence known and leave, but instead stayed for the whole meeting, sometimes lasting several hours. She talked to trustees about their individual duties, and inquired as to how she, if elected, could help them achieve their goals. She promoted the Lake County Board as much as she promoted herself.
Maria Peterson is an excellent candidate for the Lake County Board. It is my privilege to write this letter in support of her and her mission to become a Lake County official.”
Charles R. Amrich, Mayor, Village of Island Lake
I have never been contacted by our current Lake County Board District 17 representative and I believe Maria Peterson would be responsive and be a breath of fresh air for the constituents of our district.
I support the candidacy of Maria Peterson for Lake County Board District 17 representative.”
Stephen Henley, Mayor, Volo
I am supporting Maria Peterson for Lake County Commissioner and I ask the Wauconda residents to support her at the polls.”
Robert Nunamaker, President, Village of Fox River Grove
I know Maria has a strong sense of commitment to our community and values service over politics.
Her presence at our Village Board meetings, as well as attending many of our community events, makes it quite clear that she is a dedicated and involved citizen who wants to serve our communities well.”
Susana Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller
Pat Quinn, Chicago
In 1983, I spearheaded the creation of the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), now Illinois’ largest consumer group. After learning of Maria’s communication and analytical skills, I asked Maria if she would consider a run to serve as a board member. She ran and served as a CUB board member representing the 5th Congressional District, and fought to protect consumers from predatory pricing by the large utilities.
Shortly after I was elected Illinois State Treasurer, I asked Maria to join my Chicago staff to set up a program to help families save money for the down payment of their first home. Maria worked well with many classes of people and got the job done.
I would often send Maria as one of my surrogates to speak on my behalf. I had full confidence in her because she was well-versed in all the issues.
I believe that Maria has the skills necessary to be an effective Lake County Board Member. She is authentic and puts her heart and intelligence into matters. She is honest and open, yet advises her audience that she needs to analyze the situation to ensure the best outcome for all.”
Endorsements for Maria:
Michael J. Kainz, Supervisor, Cuba Township
Grant Born, Trustee, Cuba Township
Paul Dietzen, Trustee, Cuba Township
Lake County Building and Construction Trades Council
Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
What friends of Maria say about her:
Steve Burgoon, Tower Lakes
Edward H. Stone, Attorney at Law
“I know Maria to be a person of high integrity, a great listener and an eminent advocate for those causes which she deems important and worthwhile in our society.
I had the utmost trust and confidence in Maria in her ability to diligently handle the administration of the estates, guardianships and trust of our clients. It did not matter whether our clients were wealthy or merely the everyday mom and dad. Maria knew how to meet and listen to each other carefully and with the utmost respect for each and every person.
We would discuss the strategy on how to handle certain cases and from there, Maria would handle the case, from filing, managing, and when possible, closing the estate, in a competent and professional manner.”
Maria is incredible at whatever she does. A wife, mother homemaker. Educated as a lawyer, and also a yogi and personal trainer.
What makes her incredible??? She is extremely intelligent, kind, trustworthy, hard-working and research orientated. Example if I wasn’t positioned properly she would come back to me with several alternatives to adjust a movement so it would feel right. She has the personality that promotes trust in her and those around her. Also she has the ability to get you to do things you didn’t think were possible. Just the right amount of can do spirit.
Maria Peterson has always made me grateful that I put my trust in her.”