In its 2013 candidate questionnaire, Patch asked the three candidates for Burr Ridge village president the following questions:
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
Here, in alphabetical order, are the candidates' responses:
John Bittner: "Safety of our children, community, and to protect our interests (our homes)."
Robert Sodikoff: "My most important priority as village president will be to maintain Burr Ridge as an upscale, safe, residential community while promoting the Village Center and businesses throughout the village which reflect the standards of our community."
Mickey Straub: "The most pressing priority is to help the Village Center succeed. With a 35% vacancy rate and many shops getting rent incentives it is not in a strong position and any more store loss could be devastating to the center and the village. What is needed is improved marketing and branding of Burr Ridge and the Village Center (like the new, branded bridge that Bob Sodikoff was the only trustee who voted against would help accomplish), improving our working relationship with Village Center ownership, and getting/listening to resident feedback."