David Stolman is a proven fiscal conservative who has served as Lake County Treasurer since being elected in 2014. He has championed transparency in order to help the public lower their property taxes.
As Treasurer, Stolman streamlined operations, reduced the budget, cut expenditures, and increased transparency in his office and on the public’s tax bills. He improved services and began modernizing the Treasurer’s office. Stolman invested the county’s money wisely, netting millions of dollars for taxpayers.
Prior to serving as Treasurer, Stolman was a fiscally-responsible voice on the Lake County Board from 1992-2014, including serving as Board Chairman from 2010-2012. There he made economic development his primary focus, working to provide support to Lake County businesses and create jobs for residents. He worked to improve services while cutting spending, helping give taxpayers much-needed relief.
An experienced attorney and businessman, Stolman understands the need for economic growth in Lake County. He helped create Lake County Partners, a non-profit which works hand-in-hand with Lake County government to create and retain quality jobs, stimulate capital investment, pursue economic diversity, and improve the County’s business climate.
Stolman has led the charge for the extension of Route 53. In 2009, he coordinated the effort to put a referendum on the ballot in Lake County allowing voters to voice their support for the extension. He also served as Co-Chair of the Route 53 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council, bringing together all constituencies in order to foster a consensus and finally complete this long-debated and much-needed roadway.
He has been actively involved in his community his entire life. Stolman currently serves as Chair of LakeCountyCares, a United Way organization that promotes and supports volunteerism in Lake County. He is a past President of Congregation Beth Judea in Long Grove, Chairman of the NW Suburban Lawyers and Government Agencies Division of the Jewish United Fund, and a Founding Member of the NW Suburban Jewish Community Center. He served on numerous village committees including the Buffalo Grove Zoning Board of Appeals for 12 years and on a number of committees for School Districts 96, 102, and 125.
Stolman earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University Law School. He lives in Buffalo Grove with his wife, Maureen, who was a teacher at Prairie School in Buffalo Grove for 23 years and Sherwood School in Highland Park for 7 years. They have two children, Karen and Kenneth, and 4 grandchildren.