2020 Candidates | President Trump
Donald Trump and Mike Pence need no introduction. Their accomplishments on behalf of the American people during the three, short years they have been in office have been nothing short of remarkable. Lake County GOP is proud to work on their behalf.
2020 COOK COUNTY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
UNITED STATES SENATE - MARK CURRAN
Mark is a “convert” from the Democrat party, having first been elected Lake County Sheriff as a Democrat in 2006 and later switching parties after understanding his party’s increasingly leftist policies, to win election as Sheriff two more times as a Republican. He kept the Sheriff’s department under budget for 12 consecutive years, formed the Veteran’s Ambassadors Program to care for Lake County Veterans in need of help, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, and the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force among his many accomplishments. He was a special assistant with the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago, an Assistant Illinois Attorney General, and was a Senior Prosecutor with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. He and his wife Irene are the proud parents of three boys. He lives in Libertyville.
10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT - VALERIE RAMIREZ MUKHERJEE
Valerie is a Hispanic-American, first-generation college student, married to a first-generation immigrant, and was raised in a single parent home where she and her family lived paycheck to paycheck her entire childhood. Valerie earned a BA from University of California (Berkeley) while active with the College Republicans. She went on to earn graduate degrees from Columbia University (MPA) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), and spent over 15 years in the technology and finance industries at leading firms including UBS, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Bloomberg, IBM and Silicon Valley startups. She was one of a handful of women executives in Fixed Income Sales & Trading on Wall Street. She left the corporate world at age 39 to launch her family’s private investment office, Zen Capital Partners. She is an athlete, active in educational philanthropy and is living the “sandwich generation” caring for her 2 young kids as well as her aging mother. She lives in Northbrook. She is running on a platform of attracting jobs, improving educational outcomes, and reducing taxes.
STATE'S ATTORNEY - PATRICK O'BRIEN
Judge Pat O’Brien was born and raised in Chicago, where he attended St. Ignatius High School. Upon receiving his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, Judge O’Brien returned home to attend DePaul University College of Law. O’Brien became a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois in 1975 and has practiced continually since, working in both the public and private sector.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT - BARBARA BELLAR
Bellar is a licensed attorney, a physician, and an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University and Benedictine University. She has master's degrees in public health and in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University, a J.D. from John Marshall Law School, and a master's of divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. Bellar is a Veteran Major in the United States Army Reserve.
BOARD OF REVIEW - DAN PATLAK
As a professional trained in property valuation and as a local Township Assessor familiar with the County tax system, I will be in a position to ward off any attempts by insiders to abuse the system for personal or political gain. Under my leadership, taxpayers who make a convincing case for assessment reduction will receive the tax relief to which they are entitled. By the same token, politically connected property owners will receive no special consideration.