People Over Politics

This election, voters have a clear choice for Orland Park Trustee: long-time Orland Park residents who have raised their families here and served their community for years, or political insiders who are part of the Chicago political machine and put patronage and partisan political games over doing the right thing for the people of Orland Park.

It’s clear you need to vote for the People Over Politics team for Orland Park Trustee: William R. Healy, Michael R. Milani, and Cynthia Nelson Katsenes.

We pledge to put an end to the political games and obstruction. We will work cooperatively with all parties to move Orland Park forward, putting people over politics. Unlike our opponents, we’re not politicians – we’re residents and local community servants who care about Orland Park. We will bring our village together and make Orland Park the community that our citizens expect.

As Trustees, we will work to cut spending and lower taxes. By using technology, we can increase efficiency which will allow us to reduce expenses. By cutting spending, we will be able to pay down our debt and lower taxes, including property taxes.

We will also drive economic development to create jobs and opportunities for all Orland Park residents. This healthy economic growth will benefit all our residents and create opportunities right here in our vibrant community. We will also responsibly invest in our infrastructure to ensure this growth is sustainable.

Finally, we will lead by example, as we believe local public service should be above politics. We will hold ourselves to term limits, serving a maximum of 12 years, and will refuse the lavish pension benefits that politicians typically provide themselves with your tax dollars.

Please put People Over Politics and vote for William R. Healy, Michael R. Milani, and Cynthia Nelson Katsenes for Orland Park Trustee.

End the Political Games and Work Together for Our Community

It’s time to end the obstruction! Village trustees need to stop playing political games and obstructing progress. Our local leaders should be working cooperatively with all parties and putting the community’s needs over political ambitions and partisan games. We will put people over politics, working together with the community to move Orland Park forward. As everyday people, not politicians, we bring fresh ideas to the challenges our community faces. We will bring our village together and make Orland Park the community that our citizens expect – a place where we all can live, work, and play! Then, as supporters of term limits, we will lead by example and term limit ourselves after a maximum of 12 years in office.

Use Technology to Increase Efficiency in order to Cut Spending and Lower Taxes

As residents of Cook County and Illinois, we suffer under the burden of high government spending and ever-increasing taxes. Our goal is to make Orland Park an oasis of fiscal discipline. We will implement technology to create efficiencies, which will allow us to reduce expenses. By cutting spending, we will be able to pay down our debt and lower taxes, including property taxes. And we will lead by example, refusing to accept the lavish pension benefits that politicians provide themselves with your tax dollars.

Drive Economic Development to Create Jobs and Opportunities for All Orland Park Residents

Healthy economic growth benefits all our residents by creating good-paying jobs, driving revenue for the village in place of increased taxes and fees, and providing opportunities for our families looking for activities right here in our vibrant community. We will drive economic development, focusing on developing the I-80 corridor and enhancing our downtown. We will diversify our economy while keeping the retail, restaurant, and auto sectors strong. We will ensure the Main Street Triangle project positively impacts all Orland Park residents. And we will responsibly invest in our infrastructure to ensure our growth is sustainable and not increasing congestion for our residents.

Our Commitment

As Trustees of the Village of Orland Park, we will offer a fresh perspective and will serve what is most important – the people of Orland Park. Our goal is to make Orland Park the community that our citizens expect – a place we live, work, and play! We will work together, in the best interest of the people to reduce taxes, keep village operating costs down while providing high quality services, and keep our property values strong.  We will provide a transparent government that meets the needs of our citizens.

Orland Park is the “Crown Jewel of Chicago’s Southland” and as Trustees, we will work together with the Mayor to ensure that it remains the premier destination in the South Suburbs.

Our Mission

Michael, William, and Cynthia are running for Trustee for three reasons: to cooperate with the Mayor and other Trustees to drive economic growth, create efficiencies using technology, and foster a cooperative environment on our board which will help keep costs and taxes down.   Orland Park needs Trustees that put the people of Orland Park over politics.

Our Candidates

Put People Over Politics and please vote for Michael, William, and Cynthia on April 2nd, 2019.

Michael R. Milani

Candidate for Trustee

Village of Orland Park

William R. Healy

Candidate for Trustee

Village of Orland Park

Cynthia Nelson Katsenes

Candidate for Trustee

Village of Orland Park

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