- Position sought: Trustee, 5th District, Oak Lawn Village Board
- E-mail address:Peteqauttrocchi@comcast.net
- Phone: 708-423-9262
- Hometown: Oak Lawn
- Age: 63
- Family: Dorothy (wife), Peter (son), Jennifer (daughter), Matthew and Ryan (grandsons)
- Education: Wilbur Wright College, business
- Occupation: Project manager, South Suburban Airport
- Political party affiliation, if any: None
- Previous elected offices: None
- Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: I have 40 years of private sector business and management experience, including division president of a Midwest company. Particular areas of expertise include budgeting, cost-containment, business development and labor negotiations.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I believe we need change. Several important promises made by the current trustee to 5th district residents did not happen, like not raising taxes, developing 111th & Cicero, getting central underpass at 108th and addressing flooding problems. From my perspective it appears that a lot time is being wasted battling with board members. That's not what our residents need.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? To get the development at 111th & Cicero done,which will bring badly needed tax dollars to the Village and hundreds of jobs. I feel my business experience added to mix will help advance this project, which the majority of District 5 residents support.
How long have you lived in Oak Lawn? About 30 years.
What's your favorite thing about Oak Lawn? The small town-feel,the closeness of the community,and the feeling of safety that I believe we all fundamentally have.I raised my kids here, my brother raised his kids here, and my grandchildren are being raised here. I want my grandchildren to raise their kids here,so I will work tirelessly keep Oak Lawn safe,secure and financially stable.
What is the biggest problem in Oak Lawn? The biggest problem facing 5th District residents is the same problem facing Oak Lawn, and in fact the whole country: to provide and maintain the quality of services that Oak Lawn residents want/need and provide them at a cost that won't drive them out of their homes. We need calm and reasonable discussions and debate. We need to work on solutions that are in the best interests of the people--the taxpayers.