Endorsement: Domke for Roselle mayor
Roselle Mayor Andy Maglio's decision to not seek reelection came as a surprise after the accomplishments of his first term.
The good news for Roselle residents is that three strong candidates want to succeed him. Sitting trustees Wayne Domke and David Pileski are joined in the mayoral race by newcomer Pete Pellegrino.
Pellegrino, a chief financial officer, says his business leadership experience gives him the ability to bring stakeholders together to work collaboratively. If elected mayor, Pellegrino says he will support existing businesses, work to attract new businesses, increase community involvement, and maintain public safety.
Pileski, a regional inventory manager, has served as a trustee since 2017. He says he wants to support Roselle's existing businesses and encourage the next generation of innovators. One specific idea would be to create a business entrepreneurship program that would provide resources to small businesses.
But after losing the mayoral race to Maglio four years ago, Domke says he's ready to lead.
Domke, a retired businessman, has been on the village board since 2011 and previously served 12 years on the park district commission. If elected, Domke wants Roselle to continue to meet the needs of residents, pursue economic opportunities and grow the community.
Domke's wealth of experience in local government will help him get things done. He is endorsed.