Nick Sauer is running for State Representative to serve the people of the 51st District in Illinois.

He currently serves as a Lake County Board Member and Forest Preserve Commissioner, offering a valued perspective and unique skill set when it comes to governing. He is a solutions oriented conservative leader, with an approach that has gained him the respect of his colleagues and leaders across the region.

Nick has a deep commitment to our county and communities. He grew up in the Barrington area, graduated from Barrington High School and today, helps lead his family’s small business which specializes in the sales and marketing of American manufactured kitchen cabinets.

With a business focus and strong will to serve the public, Nick has worked to improve our local economy, business climate, transportation system and precious environment, all while maintaining Lake County’s balanced budget.

Earlier this year, Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Nick to serve as a Director on the Illinois Tollway Board. As a Tollway Director, Nick is helping manage a $1+ billion budget and working to expand economic development though improvements to the toll highway system.

Prior to his service in Lake County government and on the Tollway Board, Nick was a member of the Barrington 220 Board of Education and also worked in the George W. Bush Administration at the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

Nick is a member of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, is the Chairman of the Cuba Township Republicans and is actively involved in the Lions Club, Chambers of Commerce, Royal Family Kids Camps for foster children and Citizens for Conservation. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and is obtaining his masters degree from Northwestern University. Nick is also an alumnus of the Edgar Fellows Program at the University of Illinois.