125 Carriage Road
North Barrington, IL 60010
Candidate for Lake County Board
While attending Loyola University of Chicago, Maria served as a mediator and negotiator. After graduating from The John Marshall School of Law, she practiced law at the U.S. Department of Labor, litigating workplace safety violations, including death; and fighting for Black Lung benefits for coal miners that were denied benefits from the coal companies they dedicated their lives to.
Upon moving to North Barrington, Maria started her own business, FitCore, Inc to help those who needed continued strength training after being released from physical therapy, as well as personal training and small group exercise classes.
Maria also served as a Board Member for the consumer watchdog group, Citizens Utility Board (CUB), as well as a Board Member of the State Employees Retirement System of Illinois. Maria was elected to one of the very first Local School Councils established in Chicago to promote parent, teacher and administrative communication and policy that served each individual school best.
Currently, Maria serves on the North Barrington Plan Commission, and is a long-time member of the Sierra Club and Citizens for Conservation (CFC). She is also a member of the following:
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Barrington Area Conservation Trust, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce, Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Lake County.
Mariacarries in her heart a deep love for helping people, conservation of the environment, and good government.
Maria and her husband, Ken are the proud parents of three adult sons, and the grandparents of 22 month old Ezra.
Maria and Ken also have two dogs, Chuleta and Taquito; and two cats, Ivana and Shadow.