Mark Curran, Jr.

  • Experienced

  • Principled

  • Courageous

  • Caring

  • Tested

  • Proven

  • Trusted

  • Known

Constitutional Law Professor at Columbia College of Missouri teaching Business Law and Criminal Justice
Longest serving sheriff of Lake County, AG’s Gang Crimes Bureau Chief, Sr. Felony Prosecutor
Person of Faith
Devout Roman Catholic and follower of Christ, he founded Bibles, Badges and Business and has been a voice for the underprivileged and less fortunate.
Husband & Father
Married to wife Irene for many wonderful years. Proud Dad of three wonderful sons, Mark, Peter and George
Coached Libertyville baseball, basketball and soccer
Business Owner
Highly respected litigator in private law practice
Public Servant
Guided by faith and his sense of duty, Mark has served us in this community for decades
Selected as one of the top Illinois lawyers by Publication Super Lawyers and earned the highest rating for ethics and ability from Martindale Hubbell

Leadership, Accountability, Courage, Service and Passion

  • Handily won the 2020 5-way Republican Primary for U.S. Senate
  • In that race, Mark won ALL FIVE IL Supreme Court District 2 Counties by HUGE margins in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Kendall and DeKalb
  • Faced Dick Durbin in the General Election and won 88 of 102 counties including Dick Durbin’s home county


  • 31 years of practicing law in Illinois’ Lake County
  • 8 years with the Illinois State’s Attorney Office
  • Served as Attorney General’s Gang Crime Bureau Chief
  • Served as Senior Felony Prosecutor, for Lake County State’s Attorney
  • Served as Special Assistant, United States Attorney
  • Highly respected litigator who earned an AV rating (Highest for ethics and ability)
  • Elected Sheriff of Lake County in 2006
  • Longest serving Sheriff of Lake County, serving 12 years
  • Under budget 12 consecutive years as Sheriff
  • Spent a week in his own jail, drawing attention to injustices and wrongful convictions
  • Courageously switched parties in 2008 from Democrat to Republican because of corruption
  • Stood against his “new” party in 2009 to fight for border security and sensible immigration reform
  • Reelected Sheriff by the people in 2010
  • Reelected again in 2014
  • Missed reelection by just 137 votes out of 245,633 votes cast in 2018


  • B.A. from Spring Hill College
  • Juris Doctor in Law from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Northwestern University Police Command School
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Police Academy Graduate, DuPage County, IL
  • Sr. Management Institute for Police, Boston University
  • Career Prosecutor Academy Graduate, Houston, TX
  • National Sheriff’s Assn. Conference
  • FBI Executive Development Seminar
  • Served as Editor of statewide law enforcement focused newsletter
  • Has had articles published in national journals such as The Federalist
  • Served on Archdiocese of Chicago Committee on Immigration
  • Has been fighting corruption and making bold, courageous stands throughout decades of service to our community

We KNOW Mark!

We NEED Mark more than ever – on the IL Supreme Court! 

Let’s Restore Illinois!