MEET Lynn

Lynn Laplante - candidate for DuPage County Board Chairman and her family at her alma mater - Notre Dame

Lynn is a lifelong Democrat, career musician, union member, writer, community organizer, wife and mother.

Lynn lives in Glen Ellyn with her husband of 21 years, Michael Allaway, and their four children, aged 16, 13, 11 and 7.

Trained as a classical violinist and violist, Lynn is Principal Violist with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana and her Master’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame, and was awarded a merit-based, full scholarship with stipend.

Lynn writes about politics, gun violence prevention, and current events for Huffington Post and many other online platforms.

Lynn was inspired after hearing President Obama’s Farewell Address:

Change only happens when ordinary people get involved. If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself


Lynn decided to take his advice and run for office herself. This is what Democracy looks like.

A FRESH VISION & VOICE FOR DUPAGE

As County Board Chair, Lynn will make this position less political, reaching across the aisle in the spirit of community, working as neighbors for the good of DuPage County.

LEADING WITH TRANSPARENCY AND HONESTY

Lynn will move the County Board meetings from Tuesday mornings to a time more accessible to working families. The people of DuPage are welcome to see their local government in action, working for them.

FIGHTING FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN DUPAGE COUNTY

Lynn will work to expand our tax base, providing much-needed economic relief to our tax-payers.

PASSIONATE ABOUT PUBLIC SERVICE

Lynn will govern fairly and amicably, never forgetting that our County Board is filled with fellow citizens committed to public service.

MORE COMMUNITY, LESS POLITICS

By starting with such a strong foundation at the local level, DuPage County can lead the was as an example of the type of transparency, unity and bi-partisanship that we all want to see at the state and federal levels of government.