Hunter seeking full term on Lake County Board

Ingleside Republican J. Kevin Hunter has announced his candidacy for Lake County Board District 5.

Hunter, a sales manager and former Fox Lake fire lieutenant, was appointed to the seat in July to replace Judy Martini, who stepped down.

Hunter said essential services such as law enforcement, fire/EMS, clean water, water reclamation and transportation systems will be his priorities, if elected.

Hunter served 23 years on the Fox Lake Fire Protection District before retiring in 2014. He also served on the boards of St. Bede Catholic School from 2015 to 2018 and Grant Township High School District 124 from 2015 to 2018, and was president of the Lakes Region Sanitary Board from 2017 to 2021.

The redrawn District 5 encompasses the far northwestern corner of the county, including Fox Lake, Lake Villa and portions of Grant, Antioch and Lake Villa townships. County board members double as Lake County Forest Preserve District commissioners.

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