PEOPLE OVER POLITICS
Keith has been fighting against the radical left and winning. He defeated a 28-year politician to become Mayor of Orland Park, instituted term limits to put an end to career politicians, and cut salaries and eliminated lavish pension benefits to stop local elected officials from getting rich off taxpayer dollars. Keith has always put the people first and done what is best for the people in his community.
Now, local government in Orland Park is focused on doing the right thing for residents and small businesses. Keith Pekau is looking to bring that same mindset of putting people over politics to Congress.
Keith will fight inflation and reduce taxes on hard-working Americans. With reckless spending by Democrats in Washington leading to the highest inflation since 1980, working families are struggling to keep up with rising grocery and gas prices.
Keith has led by example in Orland Park. As Mayor, he cut spending, balanced the budget, paid down debt, and lowered taxes. In just one term, he cut operating expenses by 14%, paid down over $50 million in debt, and lowered property tax rates by 22%, all while more than doubling investments in the village’s infrastructure. Keith will bring this same fiscally responsible leadership to Congress.
Keith will work to grow the economy and create good-paying middle-class jobs. He will fight to bring economic growth and prosperity back to our country, especially right here in the 6th District. He will support American manufacturing and hold China accountable as it tries to push global economic policies that hurt American businesses and working families.
As a small businessman, Keith knows what it takes to grow jobs. He diversified the Orland Park economy by re-imagining the village’s downtown, protecting Orland Square Mall, and helping local businesses survive during the pandemic. Major businesses, small businesses, manufacturers, and restaurants responding positively, with over 600 businesses opening in the village during Keith’s tenure.
Keith will keep 6th District families safe and our neighborhoods secure. With record crime levels in the US and Chicago and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx letting violent criminals run free, suburban families are seeing frightening increases of crime in our once-peaceful communities. Keith will fight to keep our residents and businesses safe.
A decorated combat veteran who served three tours in Iraq, Keith put his life on the line to keep others safe. As Mayor, he’s worked proactively to reduce crime to the lowest level in 27 years. With the lowest violent crime rate of cities over 50,000 in Illinois, Orland Park was rated the safest city in Illinois in 2020.
Keith Pekau is the common sense, local leader we need in Washington to take on the extreme politicians. His record of results stands in stark contrast to the failed far-left politics of Marie Newman and Sean Casten. He will put people over politics.