Illinois’s leading anti-gun violence group, Gun Violence Prevention PAC, endorses Eric Rinehart for Lake County State’s Attorney

Waukegan, IL – Gun Violence Prevention PAC, Illinois’s preeminent anti-gun violence group, has endorsed Eric Rinehart and his historic run for Lake County State’s Attorney. 

In its endorsement, the group stated, “We need a Lake County State’s Attorney who will work to end our state’s gun violence epidemic. As Lake County State’s Attorney, Eric Rinehart will work on behalf of survivors and communities impacted by gun violence to make sure crimes are solved.” 

Rinehart stated, “We have a sacred mission: to protect all communities from gun violence. I am deeply honored to have G-PAC’s vote of confidence in this important race. The five shooting deaths in the last three weeks in Lake County have shown that the time for action is now, and that we must break from the past in this momentous fight for the safety of our communities. As state’s attorney, I will redirect resources from the prosecution of petty crimes so that our prosecutors can focus on violent crimes in the field and the courtroom. We will build a task force of law enforcement, violence interrupters, and community leaders to identify and mitigate the causes of this public safety crisis. Lastly, I will work with leaders in Springfield to enact reasonable gun-control measures that protect our families in the long run.” 

More and more organizations committed to a safer and fairer Lake County are joining Eric Rinehart’s campaign for Lake County State’s Attorney.