Our office leadership and line attorneys (ASA’s) should reflect the diversity of the county to better serve our residents in increasingly diverse communities. Representation is important as we strive to better understand the problems, needs, and priorities of the residents of Lake County.
Since the new administration entered office on Dec. 1, 2020, women supervisors in the criminal division (our largest division) increased from 25% to 50%. This includes hiring the first woman and first person of color to the position of First Assistant/Chief Deputy of Criminal in the history of Lake County. 24 attorneys have been hired or promoted, 15 of whom are women. Overall, the female/male breakdown of office employees is 67%/33%.
Since the new administration entered office on Dec. 1, 2020, leadership in the criminal (our largest division) supervisor positions went from 0% supervisors of color to 41%. 24 attorneys have been hired or promoted, 10 of whom are persons of color. The racial demographics of our leadership team closely reflects the demographics of Lake County’s population.