Meet Juliana Stratton: JB Pritzker’s Lieutenant Governor Pick

Stratton Brings Experience in Criminal Justice Reform and Children’s Advocacy

Chicago, IL — Today, JB Pritzker proudly announced State Rep. Juliana Stratton as his running mate in the fight against Bruce Rauner. As lieutenant governor, Stratton will bring her experience as a judge, criminal justice advocate, state representative, and mediator to get things done for the people of Illinois.

Representative Stratton has been serving the public, solving problems, and fighting for what’s right throughout her entire career. As the state representative of the 5th district, Stratton fought to raise the minimum wage and protect a woman’s right to choose. She brings law enforcement and our communities together as the Director of the Center for Public Safety and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Stratton has been a fierce advocate for Illinois children as founding board member of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. She graduated with a B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from DePaul University. She is proud to have been a delegate at the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership. Stratton was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and currently resides in Bronzeville.

“Juliana Stratton is one of our state’s fiercest leaders, and I couldn’t be prouder to have her standing with me in this campaign and as our next lieutenant governor,” said JB Pritzker. “Tackling the many challenges that face our state won’t be easy, but Juliana doesn’t back down from a tough fight. Juliana has the passion, commitment, and grit to defeat Bruce Rauner and get things done for the people of Illinois as our next lieutenant governor.”

“I am so excited be a part of this campaign and to move our state forward with JB Pritzker as our next governor,” said State Rep. Juliana Stratton. “I haven’t been in Springfield for very long, but I’ve been there long enough to know that Bruce Rauner is not providing the leadership we need. As governor, JB will bring people together, listen to the wisdom in our communities, and most importantly get results. Together, we’re going to get Illinois back on track.”


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