The primary goal of the a State Central Committee member is to help get good candidates elected and help neighbors partner together to get involved. Peter “Pete” Janko was elected to this office in March of 2018 and has already been hard at work to fulfill this goal.
Peter Janko, has led a life of community service and activism, with the solid family values he was raised with. From a young age Peter has been passionate about making the world a better place. A war refugee from Germany, Peter was brought to the United States at the age of 4 on a converted troop ship; an arduous journey that taught him valuable lessons about what being an American really means, from the start.
As a teenager, Peter was involved in the civil rights movement, and the ecology movement (as environmentalism was known at the time). Peter has lived in Marengo since 1989. He is married and has two grown children. Peter has a business background in Small Business Ownership, Engineering, and Restorative Architecture. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Preservation Trades Network, a national non-profit organization founded to provide education, networking and outreach for the traditional building trades.
Peter has been putting his influence as our elected State Central Committeeman to good use. His advocacy played a key role in securing $275 million dollars in state funding to establish Chicago-to-Rockford Amtrak passenger service, which will bring “Green New Deal” type jobs to Northern Illinois as well as pave the way for METRA service to Huntley and Marengo
Peter has a proven track record of being able to work across the aisle successfully. His goals when he takes office are to stabilize and lower property taxes, Providing more interconnectivity with the state’s major economic engine, Chicago, and thereby increasing higher paying job opportunities, and fighting the “Dollar Store Economy” that has been stagnant in this district for far too long. Economic development is Peter’s top priority!
Peter’s door is always open! For government to be truly successful at improving people’s lives, Peter believes it first must be accessible. That’s why Peter can easily be found walking door to door, attending local parades, picnics, union meetings and rallies among many other things. Peter believes we need to get back to the day when elected officials were available, face to face, known and accountable to the people!
Would you like to get involved in our campaign, but still aren’t sure where to start? Drop Pete a line and he will respond with some upcoming events and ideas for you to consider.Contact Pete
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