Election 2013: John Bittner
John Bittner is one of three candidates running for Burr Ridge village president in 2013.
Name: John Joseph Bittner
Position Sought: Burr Ridge Village President
Address: 2 Hidden Lake Dr., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527
Family: Wife Judith
Education: Northern Illinois University, BS in business.
Occupation: Retired after serving as president of plastic film corporation (1983-2006).
Years in Burr Ridge: 38
Previous elected offices: None
Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: Running businesses, worked as a business consultant, organized charitable events in our area for Helping Hand, Little City Foundation.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
- Need to re-focus on the concerns of our village.
- Ethics in politics.
- Easing business issues in our village.
- Term limits!
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
Safety of our children, community, and to protect our interests (our homes).
What sets you apart from the other candidates?
My ability to let people work together!
What is your favorite thing about Burr Ridge?
A safe community that shows continued growth and improvement.
What is your least favorite thing about Burr Ridge?
No strong leadership coming from our current board!
What do you think is the role of village president in Burr Ridge?
As mayor, he or she should insure responsibility to its residents, that the village is working in each person's best interest and that each decision made is made in an ethical and responsible manner!