Anthony Vega

Lake County Clerk

Anthony will be the first out LGBTQ+ member elected to county wide office in Lake County!


Anthony is an organizer, advocate, and public servant who has rooted his career in educating, organizing, and empowering historically underserved communities. With experience in organizing around environmental advocacy and criminal justice reform. Anthony is running for Lake County Clerk to protect our free and fair elections from those that wish to undermine the integrity of our elections. Anthony currently serves as Chief of Staff to Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg. As Chief of Staff, Anthony has been at the forefront of advocating and implementing reform at the Sheriff’s Office. Prior to being Chief of Staff, Anthony was an organizer with Sierra Club Illinois advocating for environmental and social justice issues. A large part of his portfolio was assisting with Sierra Club’s political program where he trained staff and volunteers while coordinating political efforts for Sierra Club endorsed candidates. Anthony also serves as a Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the LGBTQ+ Center of Lake County and as a Board Member with the Lake County Community Foundation. Anthony Vega holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bellarmine University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Loyola University Chicago. Anthony resides in Grayslake, IL with his husband, Jorge. When elected, Anthony will be the first Latino and first open LGBTQ+ member elected to countywide office in Lake County, Illinois

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