North Barrington, Ill. – Aug. 15, 2011 – Barrington-area resident and community leader Nick Sauer, a conservative Republican, announced his candidacy today for Lake County Board Member in District 17, currently held by Stevenson Mountsier. Mountsier recently announced he will not seek re-election in 2012.
“After careful consideration and encouragement from local leaders and fellow citizens, I have decided to enter the race,” says Sauer.
“As a County Board member, my priorities will include keeping taxes low for our families and small businesses, supporting a pro-growth economic agenda to attract jobs, maintaining our AAA bond rating, and sustaining the natural resources and environment that make our area so unique,” Sauer added.
Outgoing Board Member Mountsier said “I’m pleased and proud to endorse Nick Sauer to represent District 17 on the Lake County Board. Based on his work on the Barrington 220 Board of Education and his understanding of small business economic realities, I know that Nick will continue our good work to protect Lake County’s ‘AAA’ bond rating, grow jobs and preserve our quality of life in Lake County.”
About Nick Sauer
Sauer is partner in his family run design firm, Sauer Kitchen Solutions. The company designs and sells custom and stock kitchen cabinets for the Chicagoland area. Previously, Sauer worked as a political appointee in the administration of President George W. Bush, at the Department of Commerce.
In April 2009, at the age of 26, Sauer became the youngest person ever elected to the Barrington Community Unit School District 220 Board of Education. As a School Board Member, Sauer has been committed to effectively preparing every student for the future. He supports more individualized learning, new technology and enhanced curricula. Sauer has also been committed to communicating effectively with residents and maintaining sound fiscal management practices.
In addition to his work on the School Board, Sauer frequently volunteers within the community. He is Chairman of Say YES! to Youth Success: Barrington, works with Citizens for Conservation,
the Barrington Independence Day Parade Committee and Royal Family Kids Camp for foster children.
He also serves as a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Cuba Township.
Sauer currently resides in North Barrington, is a member of Willow Creek Community Church and is completing his Masters in Public Policy and Administration at Northwestern University.