In late 2013, Lauren was asked to run for the Will County Board. Although she never really considered running for an elected office, she was excited about having an opportunity to serve the community in a new way. Lauren ran a campaign based on accessibility, accountability and a desire to bring the perspective of the working family and working mother to the decision making body of the Will County government. After a yearlong effort to speak to the people of district 9, while still boarding the train for Chicago at 6 most mornings, and balancing the responsibilities of home and a full time class load at Rasmussen College, Lauren was the top vote getter in the race. In 2016, Lauren was chosen by her peers to take a leadership role on the board as minority whip. Her fellow board members recognized her organizational skills, work ethic and ability to reach across the aisle to get things accomplished.