Illinois Sentate Republicans Members

Senator Ron Sandack – 21st District

Ron Sandack was elected Mayor of Downers Grove in 2007 and is currently serving in his first term. Ron’s service to the Village began with his appointment to the Village’s Liquor Commission in 2001. Thereafter, Ron was elected to the Village Council in 2003. Ron has served on the Village Council’s Finance & Administrative Committee as well as Council liaison to the Parking and Traffic Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Liquor Commission.

In addition to his service to the Village, Ron has participated in several other community and charitable activities. He is a member of the Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce, serving as Ex Officio Board Member of the Chamber; an Ex Officio member of The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation; a member of Pierce Downer PTA ; a Founding Donor of the Education Foundation of Downers Grove; an active member of the YMCA ’s Adventure Guide/ Indian Princess Program; a Downers Grove Youth Baseball volunteer coach; and an active supporter and sponsor of local charities and organizations including Family Shelter Services, Character Counts, HGNA (Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence), and the Grove Foundation.

Mayor Sandack became interested in local service in 2001 because he wanted to be involved in the changes that took place in his hometown. He has seen numerous opportunities to make several positive changes for the benefit of the entire Village and he wants to help make them realities. Now, as mayor, Ron believes that with positive change, we can make Downers Grove an even better place to live, work and play. He hopes to make the Village better able to serve its residents and preserve all that is good about Downers Grove by requiring excellence in local government, which is what residents of Downers Grove expect and deserve.

Ron graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and received his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University’s College of Law. He began his legal career with a small Chicago law firm and currently is a partner at the Chicago firm of Gaido & Fintzen. His practice includes representing small to mid-sized companies in connection with employment matters, contracts, and other transactions. While at U of I, Ron met his wife, Kevan. They were married in 1991 and are the proud parents of two children, Clare and Jack.


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