Don Wilson for Illinois State Senate, 30th. District


Problem solver, not a politician

Radio Personality for 20+ years

Grew up in government assisted housing

Married for 18 years

Father of two teenage daughters

A New Era for Illinois

We live between Chicago and Milwaukee on the shores of Lake Michigan, where every train in America passed through our area next to the busiest airport in the country.  There’s no reason we should not benefit from ample career level jobs.

Elected Official

Serving as Trustee for the Village of Gurnee after gaining the endorsement of the Daily Herald

Don Wilson questions the way things have always been done.
-Daily Herald-

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Increased careers and job opportunities. while encouraging Corporate & Small Business Growth in Lake County, Illinois and beyond.


Great schools teaching job market skills.

Elected officials involved in the neighborhoods they represent.

Government spending within their means.

Term limits to fight corruption

Core Values

Committed,  Innovative,  Motivated,  Passionate, and Respected.


  • “Don brings a fresh, well grounded perspective to Illinois, he will represent his district well and I endorse him for State Senator”

    John Hucker
    Beach Park Mayor
  • Don’s experience at the municipal level will prove helpful when the Illinois General Assembly is discussing unfunded mandates.

    Dawn Abernathy
    Mundelein Trustee
  • Don Wilson is a breath of fresh air. He is honest, hard working, and an independent thinker.

    Terri Voss
    Mundelein Trustee
  • “Don puts himself out there, listens to the residents, and is very involved in Mundelein”

    Holly Kim
    Holly Kim
    Mundelein Trustee
  • “Don Wilson represents the change we need in Springfield to bring Illinois back.  High taxes, higher spending, patronage and cronyism all need to be attacked and Don’s the guy to do it.”

    Steve Lentz
    Steve Lentz
    Mayor of Mundelein

Our Latest Posts


  • Waukegan, IL – State Senate Candidate Don Wilson has garnered support from the federal, state and local arenas. Citing honesty, leadership, hard work, independence, and honor, the following individuals or groups have endorsed Wilson to serve the district. Robert Dold, Former U.S. Representative Kirk Dillard, Former Illinois State Senator John Hucker, Mayor, Village of Beach Park Brett […]

  • Waukegan, IL – Endorsements continue to roll in supporting Don Wilson for the 30th District Senate Seat. Former tenured Senator Kirk Dillard has announced his backing for Mr. Wilson.  Dillard was also the Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Edgar when Illinois last had a balanced budget. The Wilson Campaign has concentrated on talking to the […]

  • Waukegan, IL – This afternoon, the Chicago Tribune endorsed Don Wilson for the 30th Senate District race. Citing a “fresh change,” the Tribune indicated he would be fiscally responsible with state spending. The Tribune reviewed over 100 candidates for House and Senate seats taking into consideration their ability to stand up to the political powerhouses, fiscal decision making, […]

  • Here is what I will do as your State Senator. I will create a coalition of elected officials and business owners to identify and promote real estate opportunities to market directly to employers that could locate to the 30th District. I will create a venture with our local Chambers of Commerce to help people create […]

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    Waukegan, IL – According to Uline’s recent announcement, another 475 jobs are leaving Waukegan. Paired with the relocation of their Headquarters in 2010 from Waukegan to Pleasant Prairie, the area has potentially lost over 2,000 jobs in 4 years. “This loss is a crushing blow to the economic hardships which already exist in this area,” said […]

  • Don Wilson at Genesee Theatre

    Citizens for Don Wilson produced a video while he was on the campaign trail.  Watch the video below and donate today!

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    JOIN DON WILSON FOR AN EVENING at FATMAN BOWL IN SUPPORT OF HIS CAMPAIGN FOR ILLINOIS SENATE Paid for by Citizens for Don Wilson. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s ocial website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, […]

  • Don Wilson - May 30th

    Don took part in the 12th annual Cop On Top with Gurnee Police officers to help raise funds for the Special Olympics.  Hundreds of police officers covered more than 170 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Post by Don J. Wilson.

  • Elliott Khayat

    Elliott is a Real Estate Agent and owner of local restaurants throughout Lake County, Illinois.

  • Leaders For Opportunity Event in North Chicago

    Don Wilson, Gurnee Trustee & Candidate for IL State Senate (Dist.30) along with North Chicago Alderman Carl Evans hosted a Jobs Event where people were matched with FREE suits and met employers. Thank you to all of our participants! Ald. Bonnie Mayfield, Former Congressman Robert Dold, Mayor Leon Rockingham and IL Rep. Candidate Keith Turner […]

  • Board of Elections Don Wilson

    I am very honored and humbled. It has been a long journey to get to this point where I have an opportunity to serve our state. I entered this race because I care about the kids who need the chance and opportunities to achieve their own American Dream.

  • Leaders For Opportunities

    M E D I A R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2014 LEADER FOR OPPORTUNITIES EVENT A NEW ERA FOR ILLINOIS North Chicago, IL – On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Gurnee Trustee and Illinois 30th District Senate Candidate Don Wilson and North Chicago […]

  • Don Wilson - March 18th

    It’s Official. Don Wilson’s name will be on the ballot against Illinois Senator Terry Link.  Don’t forget to vote Tuesday, November 4, 2014! Post by Don Wilson for Illinois State Senate.

  • Don Wilson – Republican Candidate for Illinois State Senate 30th District M E D I A R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2014 WILSON DISAPPROVES OF LINK’S FOX WATERWAY BILL A NEW ERA FOR ILLINOIS Lake County, IL – Senate Bill 2696 was introduced by Senator Terry Link on […]

  • With 3rd Ward Sanitary District Trustee Beverly Sugar Young — Don Wilson (@IllinoisWilson) February 16, 2014

  • Post by Don Wilson for Illinois State Senate.

  • News Sun Tuesday — Don Wilson (@IllinoisWilson) January 30, 2014 Article Resource: PoliticalBriefs – Lake County New’s Sun

  • Shirts purchased locally and in District at American Outfitters of Waukegan.

    Shirts purchased locally and in District at American Outfitters of Waukegan. Get one when you make an online donation of $30 or more.  We also have shirts available during the events Don is schedule to attend. Post by Don Wilson for Illinois State Senate.  

  •  MEDIA  RELEASE January 20, 2014 WILSON LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR STATE SENATE A NEW ERA FOR ILLINOIS Lake County, IL – Don Wilson, a Republican Candidate for the Illinois State Senate, has launched his campaign for the 30th district in full force. Starting with a Meet the Candidate Day on Saturday, January 4, 2014, Don continues […]

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    Moe Z put this together for Don. Give it a listen!

  • Don Wilson

    “If experience in politics is what’s giving us our current climate in Illinois, I don’t want it.” Don’s December 2nd filing  was featured in Chicago Tribune. “I would say the person that is currently in that seat has had 17 years,” Wilson said of anybody questioning his short tenure in politics. “Would you rather bank […]

  • Wilson Thanksgiving 2013

    Don Wilson took some time to deliver Turkeys with Bob Dold to a church in Waukegan, IL.

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  • Don Wilson speaks at a recent meeting in Gurnee

    During a Gurnee Village Board meeting Don Wilson defends the right to bear arms over a “Home Rule” law that some Illinois communities have adopted. The fact is, that among his hunters at least, the whale would by all hands be considered a noble dish, were there not so much of him; but when you […]

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