Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton
Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton is excited to serve Illinois as the state’s 48th Lieutenant
Governor. In this role, her portfolio includes leading the Justice, Equity and Opportunity Initiative,
and chairing the Illinois Council on Women and Girls, the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, the
Military Economic Development Council and the Illinois River Coordinating Council. Lieutenant
Governor Stratton currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant
Governors Association as Midwest Member-At-Large. Previously, she represented the 5th District in
the Illinois House of Representatives and her first elected office was serving as Chair of the
Kenwood Academy Local School Council.
Lieutenant Governor Stratton’s entire career has focused on bringing people together, building
consensus, and solving problems. She started her own consulting firm focused on alternative
dispute resolution and served as a mediator, arbitrator and administrative law judge for several
government agencies. Lieutenant Governor Stratton previously served as Director of the Center for
Public Safety and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Executive Director of the Cook
County Justice Advisory Council, and as a Deputy Hearing Commissioner for the City of Chicago
Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, all with a focus on improving public safety
and building stronger communities.
As a lifelong advocate for youth and creating safe spaces for our young people, Lieutenant Governor
Stratton is a restorative justice practitioner and trained peace circle keeper. She was also a
founding board member of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and served on the Board of
Directors of the Juvenile Protective Association.
Lieutenant Governor Stratton was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She is the proud
graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University’s College of Law.
She and her husband Bryan live in the Bronzeville community and have four daughters. And when
she can find a bit of free time, she enjoys going to concerts, a good documentary, and training for
marathons and triathlons.