Public Service

Dan McLaughlin

Career Politician for 32 Years, and Now He Wants More

Keith Pekau

Political Outsider, Public Servant, and Decorated Combat Veteran

Mayoral Focus

Dan McLaughlin

Doing What’s Best for Career Politicians and Their Allies

Keith Pekau

Doing the Right Thing for Orland Park Residents and Small Businesses

Taxpayer-Funded Salary & Pension

Dan McLaughlin

Hiked His Salary a Whopping 275%, Tried to Hike His Pension $2.1 Million on Top of His Current $1 Million Pension

Keith Pekau

Lowered His Salary Back Down to $40,000 Per Year, Refused the Pension and Eliminated Lavish Pension Benefits for Orland Park Elected Officials,

Term Limits

Dan McLaughlin

8 Terms in Elected Offices, Seeking a 9th

Keith Pekau

Instituted Term Limits with 89% Voter Support

Transparency

Dan McLaughlin

No Village Transparency

Keith Pekau

Increased Village Transparency – All meetings on Video and Audio

Economic Development

Dan McLaughlin

Lost Village’s Largest Employer for 6 Decades Costing Over 950 Jobs; Drove Out Multiple Successful Businesses in the Triangle to Build Publicly Funded Housing Project; Wants to Destroy Orland Square Mall to Build More Apartments

Keith Pekau

Brought Over 500 New Businesses to Orland Park the Last 4 Years; Protecting Orland Square Mall and Redeveloping the Triangle; Developing the I-80 Corridor, Enhancing Our Downtown, and Diversifying Our Economy

Village Finances

Dan McLaughlin

Led the Village Towards a Fiscal Cliff with Depleted Reserves, an Unbalanced Budget, and Out-of-Control Spending; Exploded Village Debt from $12 million in 1998 to $111 million in 2016

Keith Pekau

Cut Operating Expenses by 13.9%, Including Reducing Staff by 9.5% While Improving Services; Paid Down $37 million in Debt and Rebuilt Village Reserves; Lowered Property Taxes By 3%

Village Infrastructure

Dan McLaughlin

Years of Underinvestment Leading to Over 40% of Village Roads in Poor or Very Poor Condition; Only Improved 1 Park Every 2 Years

Keith Pekau

Over the Past 2 Years, Increased Road Resurfacing from Just 9 Road Regions to 32; Instead of Only Refurbishing 1 Park, Made Major Improvements to 7 Neighborhood Parks & John Humphrey Complex, Resurfaced 8 Tennis and 10 Basketball courts, and Installed 7 Pavilions

COVID-19

Dan McLaughlin

Advocated for Extreme Approach of Completely Shutting Down Orland Park for Months and Fining People Who Don’t Wear Masks

Keith Pekau

Leading Orland Park Through the Pandemic with a Balanced, Data-Driven Approach that Protects Lives and Livelihoods