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There are so many issues we agree on and we need to keep moving forward and fighting for our beliefs and for the greater good of Lake County’s future.

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Lower your Property Taxes

An independent reformer and taxpayer advocate, Altenberg supported the County Board’s decision to freeze levies for 2023. She won’t stop there as she fights for tax relief and a top-down review to reduce the county budget by at least 5 percent.

  • Froze our county tax levy every year she has been in office

  • Enacted a 4-payment property tax system during COVID.  Fighting to make it permanent next year

  • Eliminated the Recorder of Deeds Department saving taxpayers $180,000

  • Refused pressure to increase the salaries of elected officials

  • Introduced a $500 property tax rebate for electric car buyers

  • Saved taxpayers $11 million eliminating capitol projects in the county budget

  • Rooting out wasteful spending in Lake County government

 

RESPONDING TO THE COVID CRISIS

Leadership Means Taking Decisive Action.  That’s what Marah did. She:

  • Created call centers staffed by volunteers that registered thousands of residents for vaccine appointment

  • Worked with County staff to establish vaccine triage centers  and distribution that delivered 437,000 vaccines to our community

  • Circulated $153 million in emergency funds to residents in need

  • Released $16.6 million in funds to small businesses impacted by the shut down

  • Relieved residents of their property taxes by establishing a 4 pay period system during the Pandemic

 

Marah has a plan to Fight Global Climate Change and Keep Lake County Green

  • Making Our County a Model For Green Energy

    • A founder of the Vernon Township Green Energy Commission, Marah is working to bring Federal funds to our community to convert  us to solar and thermal energy sources​

    • Introduced a bill to create a $500 property tax rebate to purchase an electric vehicle

  • Making Our Community Greener​

    • Fighting to assure that the former Rt. 83 Expansion lands become green space​

    • Acquired dozens of square miles of county parkland

    • Holding polluters responsible for contaminating our community

    • Supports investing in green jobs, power alternatives, and a zero-waste plan for the County

Protect our Environment

 

Reduce Traffic Congestion

  • Opposed to expansion of development that will cause more traffic and flooding

    • Didier Farm Development

    • Opposed to expansion of unnecessary and environmentally unsound housing

    • Opposed to building on Buffalo Grove Golf Course

  • Supports Metra Plan

  • Working to lessen traffic congestion

Traffic congestion has been growing in our community over the last 20 years. The problem continues to increase, hurting our property values, air quality, and using up our valuable time.

Marah is a longtime pro-choice advocate. With Roe v. Wade constitutional rights under attack by right-wing extremists, Marah will work to protect a woman’s right to choose at every level of government. 

 

The Lake County Health Department is the largest provider of reproductive services in Lake County and Marah introduced legislation to assure that these services are protected.

Pro-choice

 
 
 
  • Circulated $16.6 million in Federal funds to small businesses impacted by the Pandemic

  • Fighting to reduce government red tape that restricts business growth

  • Supports a strong downtown Long Grove and Prarie View

  • Advocates for the creation of a downtown Buffalo Grove

Fighting for small business is fundamental. Marah’s beliefs. As a small businessowner, Marah knows the challenges they face during this economic crisis. She will fight to protect their interests.

Support Small Business

Champion Sensible Gun VIOLENCE PREVENTION

  • Supports sensible gun control

  • Fighting for background checks to purchase a gun

  • Advocates a ban on military-style automatic weapons

  • Prohibit parents from co-signing for a juvenile's gun permit

  • Hiring 100 new Sheriff's Deputies

  • Increasing training to prevent and respond to mass shootings

  • New vehicles

  • A new state-of-the-art portable police operations unit

  • A new surveillance van

  • A new patrol boat

  • Increased training so our officers are prepared for every situation

PROTECTING US FROM CRIME

Our County Sheriff’s department needs the staff, equipment and training to protect us.  That’s why Marah’s been fighting to equip our officers with: