Nick Sauer Takes Oath of Office to Represent 51st House District

Today, Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington) took the oath of office to represent the 51st District in the Illinois House of Representatives. Sauer, who won the November 8, 2016 election, will replace the retiring Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein), who officially stepped down as State Representative yesterday.

“I want to thank the voters and residents of the 51st House District for entrusting me with the responsibility to be your voice in Springfield,” said Sauer. “I would also like to thank my predecessor, Ed Sullivan, for being a stalwart defender of taxpayers and fiscal responsibility in the face of heavy resistance while he represented us in Springfield.”

Sauer continued, “Although Illinois is facing many challenges right now, I believe there is ample opportunity for improvement. I will continue to serve the public with the same optimism and determination that guided me during my time on the Lake County Board to produce the common-sense, bi-partisan solutions needed to move our state forward.”

Prior to joining the Illinois General Assembly, Sauer represented District 17 of the Lake County Board and was a Forest Preserve Commissioner. During his time on the board, Sauer focused on improving the local economy, business climate, transportation system and environment, all while maintaining Lake County’s balanced budget.

Sauer grew up in the Barrington area, graduated from Barrington High School and today, helps lead his family’s small business which specializes in the sales and marketing of American manufactured kitchen cabinets.

Sauer is a member of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, is the Chairman of the Cuba Township Republicans and is actively involved in the Lions Club, Chambers of Commerce, Royal Family Kids Camps for foster children and Citizens for Conservation. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and is finishing his master’s degree at Northwestern University. He is also an alumnus of the Edgar Fellows Program at the University of Illinois.