A NEW PATH FOR LAKE COUNTY
A Note From Paras:
My wife and I are raising our children here in Lake County because we believe it's a place where everyone has a chance to thrive.
I am committed to priorities that are on everyone's mind--lower property taxes, a focus on the environment, job creation, and a government that works for you. For too long these priorities have been neglected. So, is it a surprise that Lake County residents and businesses are leaving? For the past several years the number of people working here hasn't grown, and since 2009 the population has started to decline. It's time we elect a leader who will make Lake County work for all of us. Together we will forge a new path.
WHY I AM RUNNING
I'm running to bring new, bold, and principled leadership to Lake County. Some of my priorities include:
- Making job creation a #1 priority. Too many jobs and people are moving out.
- Taking concrete steps to moderate the impact of climate change
- Adopting clean energy and building efficiency standards
- Increasing political transparency, while reducing the influence of money in our democratic process.
I also recognize that Lake County has some of the highest property taxes in the country. One step we can take to bring more transparency to this process is making the assessor an elected position and opening up who can represent residents in appeals.
Finally, I will be a board member who is accountable to the community. I plan to personally walk to homes across the district both to get your thoughts on what we need to do and to show that when I am elected, I will be accessible to you and responsive to your issues and concerns.
Paras has always led the charge to help his community. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Paras began his career as a field organizer on a congressional campaign. From there he worked as a staff member in Washington D. C. to a progressive Democratic member of the Congress. He then later served as a planning commissioner in his hometown of Ann Arbor.
Now, he resides in Highland Park with his wife Shruti and their twins Reya and Eshaan. In 2017 he was elected a Trustee for West Deerfield Township which encompasses areas of Lake Forest, Deerfield, Highland Park, Bannockburn, and Lincolnshire. As a Trustee he stayed firm against raising taxes and still finding ways to impact on our neighbors with the most needs.
Now, he is excited to forge a new path and serve the people of Lake County. When elected Paras would be the first-ever Asian American Lake County Board Member.
As a former planning commissioner and current Trustee of West Deerfield Township, Paras not only has the experience to get things done, but he brings a new, bold, and principled perspective to the Lake County Board.
The only way we can make an impact is with your support. And everything helps – volunteering, requesting a yard sign, spreading the word on your social media accounts, and of course donations. We're not relying on big donors – in fact we’re looking to do the opposite – we want to get big money out of the game. Join us and let's forge a new path.