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Lake CountyCandidate for State's Attorney

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Michael G. Nerheim

Lake County State's Attorney
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue to work to keep Lake County a safe place to live, work, and raise a family by making sure that everyone in the county - victims, witnesses, and defendants - is treated with the justice and fairness to which we're all entitled.
  • The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office must continue to be a leader in the fight against wrongful convictions, both by continuing our work to identify old cases where somebody was wrongfully convicted and also working to develop and implement prot
  • Our county, our state and our country are in the middle of a growing heroin epidemic. Continuing efforts to combat the importation and distribution of heroin, along with education and effectively treating addicts, is a top priority. These efforts are



Profession:Lake County State's Attorney
Lake County State's Attorney, Lake County, Illinois — Elected position (2012–current)


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Law (2000)
Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota Bachelor of Science, Double major: Criminal Justice and Psychology (1996)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Daily Herald
  • Chicago Tribune

Organizations (4)

  • Center for Racial and Gender Equity
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150
  • Lake County Farm Bureau
  • United Hellenic Voters of America (UHVA)

Individuals (16)

  • Senator Susan Garrett, 29th District (formerly)
  • Matt Tabor, Retired LC School Superintendent
  • Hon. Sam Skinner, Fmr. White House Chief of Staff and Fmr. US Attorney
  • Jose Rodriguez, Hispanic Chamber/Radio Personality
  • Hon. John Phillips, Retired LC Chief Judge
  • Michael J. Perillo, Jr., Attorney
  • Dulce Ortiz, Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County
  • Torrie Mark Newsome, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Allen J. Lynch, Veterans Advocate and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
  • Hon. Aaron Lawlor, Lake County Board Chairman
  • Chelsea Laliberte, Co-Founder LC Opioid Initiative
  • Bruce Johnson, CEO Behavioral Health Organization
  • Ed Genson, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Hon. Fred Foreman, Fmr. US Attorney and Retired Lake County Chief Judge
  • Andy Duran, Drug Prevention Advocate
  • Hon. George Bridges, Retired LC Judge and Retired Chief of Police

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