Local Democrats Host Candidates Convention in Lake County, Hear From Democratic Candidates for Governor, Attorney General, and More

On Sunday, February 25, 2018, Democratic candidates up and down the 2018 primary ballot spoke to a packed auditorium on the Grayslake campus of the College of Lake County.

Tenth Dems co-hosted the Democratic Convention with Indivisible Lindenhurst and several other grassroots groups in the area.

Democratic candidates on the primary ballot were invited to speak. Dozens attended and spoke to the enthusiastic crowd on Sunday afternoon.

Four of the six candidates for the Democratic nomination for Illinois Governor took turns speaking to the audience. They included State Senator Daniel Biss, Chris Kennedy, Robert Marshall, and J.B. Pritzker.

Several candidates seeking the nomination for Attorney General were there to address the crowd as well. They were State Representative Scott Drury, Sharon Fairley, Aaron Goldstein, State Senator Kwame Raoul, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, and Jesse Ruiz.

Roughly 1/6 of the auditorium area Democrats filled to hear 2018 primary candidates (photo credit-Jacqueline Charak)

10th District Congressman Brad Schneider received a standing ovation after delivering remarks about the need for a better, more effective Congress than the one currently led by Republicans.

State Treasurer Mike Frerichs spoke to the crowd of 350 people.

Candidates for the Democratic nominations for the 14th and 6th Congressional Districts, two seats grassroots activists are organizing to help flip from Republican to Democratic representation in November, also made their campaign pitches to the audience.

The crowd in Lake County was able to hear from primary candidates on their ballot not just in highly-publicized contests like those for Governor, Attorney General, and Congress, but also for other races. Candidates in state legislative elections, countywide contests, and committeeperson races addressed the audience. Precinct committeepeople were recognized for their hard work.

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