Illinois Rising Star

MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd” referred to Aaron Lawlor ’04 as an Illinois Rising Star on March 21, 2014. Lawlor, who double majored in politics and communication at the College, was among a list of six other up-and-coming politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, who are expected to move up in the ranks in a few years’ time.

Lawlor, a Republican, is 32 years old and the Lake County Board Chairman. He served as an aid to senator Mark Kirk when he was still in Congress.

“He represents the type of younger Republican that the GOP is desperately seeking. Focus on fiscal issues. Downplay social issues,” Todd says in his broadcast.

View the full clip here.