COVID-19 Has taken a terrible toll on residents and businesses. And incumbent District 7 Board Member Steve Carlson of Grandwood Park points out that this is just the beginning: Lake County officials need to be ready to make tough decisions. We believe Carlson’s experience – coupled with a compassionate yet realistic approach – makes him best suited to face the challenges ahead. Carlson, a Republican, has a strong record of accomplishments, including his efforts to launch 211 Lake County, a 24 hour information and referral hotline. Plus, he has shown a willingness to work across the aisle and demonstrated respect for differing ideas. We have enthusiastically endorsed Carlson in the past. We do so again.