- Position sought: Trustee
- Address: Orland Park, Il.
- E-mail address: (none provided)
- Age: 45
- Family: Wife Anna Maria and children Christian (16), Olivia (13), Brendan (11) and Ariana (9)
- Education: B.S., DePaul University; J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
- Occupation: Partner (Attorney) for Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago
- Political party affilitation: None
- Previous elected offices: Orland Park Public Library Board of Trustees, 1998-present
- Applicable experience: (No answer provided)
Mr. Wydajewski answered an issues-specific questionnaire as well, which can be read through this link.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
In seeking re-election to the Board of Trustees, I am hoping to continue our current efforts to further expand and enhance the materials (written, visual and audio), programs and services the Library offers to Orland Park residents in a financially-prudent manner. In this regard, I will continue to advocate the identification, implementation and use of new and innovative technologies that will allow the Library to provide greater and more convenient access of our materials and services to our patrons.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
Continued fiscal responsibility.
What sets you apart from the other candidates?
Having served the Orland Park community and been a part of the Orland Park Public Library since the mid-1990s (first as a member of the Friends of the Orland Park Public Library, followed by service as a member of the Board of Trustees beginning in 1998), I have learned a great deal about library operations and accumulated a significant amount of institutional knowledge regarding the Orland Park Public Library. This knowledge, coupled with my legal/business/financial expertise, will allow me to effectively serve Orland Park residents and continue the strong record of outstanding library service in Orland Park.
How long have you lived in Orland Park?
Since 1994 (previously lived in Orland Park as a child and teenager).
What's your favorite thing about Orland Park?
Great “family-first” community.
What is the biggest problem in Orland Park?