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Brent Paxton
District 4
Lake County Board  
Diane Hewitt

Brent Paxton, District 4

Address: 18 N. County St., 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847.746.9542

Board member Paxton represents Winthrop Harbor, Wadsworth, and portions of Zion and Beach Park. He has been on the board since 2000. Board member Paxton has served as the chairman of the Financial and Administrative committee since 2002. His main priorities are fiscal responsibility, roads and infrastructure, and a friendly business climate.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2000-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserve District (2000-present)

Appointed Positions and Community in Involvement

  • Zion Community Action Panel (ZCAP, 2010-present)
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  • ic Building Commission (2001-present)
  • NACo Community and Economic Development Steering Committee, Vice-Chair (2009-2013, 2003-2007), Chair (2007-2009), and Member (2000-present)​
  • NACo Community and Economic Development Sub-Committee, Vice-Chair (2002-2003)
  • Jubilee Days Committee (2005-present)
  • Board of Directors of Community Resources for Education and Wellness (CREW, 2001-2012)
  • Downtown Zion Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Board (1994-1999)
  • Board of Directors, Zion Chamber of Commerce (1995-1997)
  • Board of Directors, Professional Division of the Zion Chamber of Commerce (1990-1992)


  • Doctor's degree from National College of Chiropractic (1987)
  • Bachelor of Science, National College of Chiropractic (1985)
  • Pre-Chiropractic courses, College of Lake County (1981-1983)

Lake County Committees


  • Financial and Administrative, Chair (2002-present) and Member (2000-present)
  • Law and Judicial


  • Community and Economic Development, Vice Chair (2002-2004) and Member (2000-2006)
  • Health and Human Services (2000-2002, 2010-2012)
  • Revenue, Records and Legislation (2002-2010)
  • Rules (2002-2010)

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Legislative (2008-present)


  • Development and Restoration (2006-2008)
  • Education and Cultural Resources (2000-2006)
  • Revenue Facilities, Chair (2002-2006) and Vice-Chair (2000-2002)
  • Rules (2000-2002)

Personal and Other Information

  • Paxton Chiropractic Center in Zion, Owner (1988-present)
  • Married, three children


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