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Catching up with Mark A. Symonds for Lake County Coroner as he hits the campaign trail (2023-2024). Here are some highlights from Mark attending community events, food drives, Republican collaboration events and more.



Monday, May 27, 2024 1:17 PM

Wauconda Memorial Day Parade 2024

Mark A. Symonds for Lake County Coroner had quite the team walking with him in the Memorial Day Parade. Always remembering those who have given their lives so we can be free. Memorial Day 2024 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 4:29 PM

Podcast with K9s

Watch as Mark Symonds along with Dr Ruth Cangialosi DNP PMHBC speak with Michael about the position of coroner, and the much-needed changes that Mark would bring to the office of Lake County Coroner! Thank you K9s for veterans for hosting us this evening!

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 4:12 PM

Look for Our Signs!

Very excited to see our amazing signs all around Lake County! Reach out on our website if you would like a sign for your yard! Many thanks to everyone who proudly displayed a sign leading up to the Primary! We look forward to seeing them all over Lake County again this Fall. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 4:17 PM

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Vote in the Primary - today - March 19.  Every vote for Mark is a vote for every life that has a story that needs to be told. See you at the polls!

Monday, March 18, 2024 4:13 PM

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Go Blackhawks!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Go Blackhawks!!

Sunday, February 11, 2024 10:52 AM

Lincoln Day Dinner - Grant Township

Leading Republicans met for a wonderful celebration of Lincoln! Thank you to Grant Township in Lake County, IL for hosting a beautiful dinner to support local Republicans - Feb. 10, 2024!

#teamMark #coroner #Election2024


Mark with his wife, Deborah (left) and campaign manager, Dr. Ruth (right)

Sunday, January 28, 2024 12:31 PM

Coroner is An Elected Position

Did you know that the Coroner is an elected position? The death of any human being requires a community effort to speak for that person: how did they die? Was there foul-play? What community education could be provided to decrease deaths in a similar way?

The County Coroner is an elected position that enables all death investigations to be investigated thoroughly and with integrity. The Coroner also gives compassion to the family, the community and the responders who were impacted by the death. It is a role that requires dedication, compassion and conviction.

Our home growing up was above a funeral home. I learned as a small child that death is unexpected, it happens at the least opportune moment, and death impacts an entire community. Often, those who have passed away leave behind a story that has not been told. I am committed to speaking for the dead while providing compassionate care and education for the living. I will be assiduous in meeting every need of the one who passed while providing answers and education for the living.

When you vote in the Illinois Primary Election on March 19, 2024 and the General Election on November 5, 2024, vote for Mark A. Symonds, for Lake County Coroner.

Monday, December 25, 2023 12:02 PM

Republican Annual Christmas Party

Mark and other Republicans showed off their Christmas Spirit at the Republican Annual Christmas Party for Lake Villa, Gran, Antioch and Avon Townships. Mark Symonds, along with Linda Peterson, Elect Jim Carris for 10th Congressional District, Senator Craig Wilcox 32nd District, Elect Mary Cole States Attorney, 1st Vice Chairman Marjoire Kubalanza, State Representative Tom Weber District 64 and others gathered for a fun evening. They gathered not as politicians, but as established members of their community who are running for office to better their community. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 11:14 AM

Mark A. Symonds Makes It Official!

November 27, 2023,

Mark A. Symonds turned in his completed application to be a candidate of the Republican Party, for nomination of the office of Lake County Coroner, Lake County, IL in 2024!

Mark is committed to improving death investigations by using the latest technologies and cadaver dogs, fiscal responsibility, and educating the living while speak out for those who have passed. As a small business owner and funeral director for 30 years, Mark has demonstrated his integrity, his care and concern for his community, his commitment to accurate and timely death investigations, and his ongoing support and education for the living. 

Your support for Mark Symonds is greatly appreciated! Thank you for helping us get to this great moment. A special thank you to everyone who has signed a petition, held onto a business card, reviewed his website, and for telling your friends and neighbors that their voice matters. Together we can make a difference for all members of our community. 

Primary: March 19, 2024 / General Election: November 5, 2024.


Friday, November 17, 2023 8:00 PM

Mark helps a food pantry

We found Mark Symonds in the Old Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago working with friends and neighbors to help the Irving Park Community Food Pantry in their Winter Food Drive. 

Monday, October 30, 2023 10:17 AM

Mark Symonds with State Representative Marty McLaughlin

Mark Symonds and State Representative Marty McLaughlin of the 52nd District, enjoyed a GOP Spooky Halloween Party at Mickey Finns on Saturday, October 28, 2023. 

Thursday, October 26, 2023 9:08 AM

Antioch Republican Fish Fry Fundraiser

Mark Symonds enjoyed a fun evening with State Representative Tom Weber at the Antioch Republicans Fish Fry Fundraiser. Dockers North 955 Rt. 59 Antioch, IL 60002

Sunday, October 22, 2023 12:00 PM

Trunk or Treat

Crossroads Christ Church in Grayslake, IL held a Trunk or Treat community event on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 3pm-5pm. Mark Symonds, along with the Grayslake Fire Department, participated in this event to provide a safe place for children to gather in costumes and Trick or Treat, while the parents had opportunity to interact with each other, and provide activities for children of all ages. This community event was fun and engaging for all ages!

Saturday, September 30, 2023 9:00 AM

Avon Township Food Drive

Mark Symonds along with Michele Bauman and Dr. Ruth Cangialosi participated in a food drive for Avon Township, on Saturday September 30, 2023. 

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