Richard Free Press: People Over Politics group announces candidates for April 2021 election

ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Earlier this month, the People Over Politics political group announced its slate of candidates running for Orland Park trustee positions and Village clerk in the April 2021 municipal election.

The group intends to run Sean Kampas, Joni Radaszewski and Brian Riordan for trustee positions and Constantine “Gus” Lekas for Village clerk.

In a joint statement released on their behalf, the candidates credited the recent election as a reason for seeking office.

“We have known for a while that we would be running for trustee and clerk this April, but the overwhelming support for term limits shows that residents of the Village of Orland Park are looking for fresh and bold ideas to move the community forward,” the statement read. “We know that residents do not want political insiders and career politicians running the Village. They want residents that will always put People Over Politics in Orland Park.”

The People Over Politics group was founded in 2019 by current Orland Park trustees William Healy, Cynthia Nelson Katsenes and Michael Milani. In a press release issued on their behalf, they stated that the Village Board “functions best when we work together, and we are confident that Sean, Joni, Brian and Constantine will do just that.”

The slate is headed and endorsed by Mayor Keith Pekau, who is seeking re-election for a second term this spring.

“They pledged to put an end to the political games and obstruction that have slowed our efforts to move Orland Park forward,” stated Pekau about the new candidates in a press release. “They will bring new energy, new ideas and experience to give our board the fresh voices we need for the future. They have my strongest endorsement and support.”

Read the original article, by Jon DePaolis, here.