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Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

Juliana Stratton is serving all of Illinois as the 48th Lieutenant Governor. She is dedicated and highly qualified, committed to showing that the way we move forward is together.

In this role, she leans on empathy and expertise to open doors and expand pathways uplifting communities statewide. She brings her visionary leadership to more than a dozen councils, commissions, boards, and agencies as Chair or executive liaison. These span the Illinois Council on Women and Girls; the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council; the Military Economic Development Committee; and the Rivers of Illinois Coordinating Council.

Among several responsibilities, Stratton’s portfolio includes overseeing the administration’s Justice, Equity, and Opportunity Initiative; chairing the board of the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program; and leading office initiatives that address the needs of Illinoisans—ranging from efforts to build a strong diverse teacher pipeline, to helping create pathways to economic empowerment for women, to establishing the Ag Connects Us All Agricultural Equity and Food Insecurity Initiative.

The Lt. Governor is the immediate past Chair of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association, is a White House appointed member of the federal Route 66 Centennial Commission and is actively engaged in The Chicago Network; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; and The Links, Incorporated. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her husband Bryan and four daughters.

Stratton loves the state of Illinois, the people of Illinois, and doing the work that will uplift the next generation in Illinois and beyond.