I am running for Downers Grove Commissioner because I bring fresh ideas and the kind of experience that it takes to ensure that our community continues to be the finest place to live in suburban Chicago. Our quality of life depends on our ability to deliver basic services that benefit all of us. Basic public services -- police and fire protection, safe and well-maintained roads, clean drinking water and sanitation and storm water management -- are expensive. Lean government can keep our taxes down, but cuts can only go so far before basic services cannot be delivered. It is only a matter of time before the State of Illinois stops providing us (and other communities) with our historical share of income tax revenue. We need to find more sources of revenue to spread the tax burden over a larger base.
The way to deliver basic services without raising taxes is through economic development. I am the only candidate in this race that has extensive experience with Village economic development. I understand the challenges and opportunities ahead through my years working as Chairman and on the Executive Board of the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation.
After finishing my Ph.D. in Economics, I had the opportunity to build a career that allowed me to work as a consultant to multinational companies, and provide them with advice that created value. As a Principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP today, I have first-hand knowledge of what it means to be an equity owner in an enterprise, and have learned how to plan and budget to achieve success. I understand how the private sector works, and I know how to craft solutions that will make Downers Grove the number one choice for attractive businesses looking to relocate or start new operations.
I have both the skill and passion to represent citizen interests effectively as a Village of Downers Grove Commissioner. I need your vote on April 9, because economics matters.
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The Committee to Elect Don Jankowski
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Any funds remaining after the election will be given to the West Suburban Humane Society