Kristal Larson for Clerk
Kristal Larson is a lifelong resident of Avon Township, currently residing in Hainesville with her spouse and two children for the past twelve years. She has an extensive background in technology and operations having worked with companies of all sizes at an executive level.
After completing high school at Carmel Catholic HS in Mundelein, Kristal furthered her education through technical certification courses. She has completed numerous courses and currently holds multiple technology certifications.
Kristal started her own technology and consulting business in 2003 as a small web development company. In 2008, she elected to make this a full-time effort and has since travelled the country working with local, national and international companies providing advice and implementing solutions to meet unique challenges of the business-to-business environment.
Throughout her life, Kristal has believed in serving her community. She is a former basketball coach, referee and member of the leadership team for Upward basketball through Faith Church in Grayslake and later at Immanuel Church in Gurnee, serving in those roles for ten years coaching boys and girls in basketball, leadership and faith. She has served as Treasurer for Union Square Homeowners Association for the past twelve years.
She is also a former elected Avon Township Trustee who worked for financial accountability and transparency. While in office she led the development of updating a number of policies and procedures and attended numerous community meetings to understand and help address the needs of residents of Avon Township.
Kristal is the second transgender candidate to run for office in Illinois. Being transgender has given her a unique perspective on what it feels like to be marginalized and the vital importance of helping people of all backgrounds and treating them with equal compassion. As Clerk, Kristal has the unique opportunity to be truly non-partisan and serve equally for all residents of Avon Township.
Kristal remains active in the community. She is a current board member of A Safe Place For Help supporting victims of domestic violence throughout Lake County, a member of PFlag of Grayslake/Round Lake advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, serves as Treasurer of Union Square Homeowners Association, and a member of the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce.