Elect Joe Cantore Forest Preserve District 2

Thank You

I would like to thank the voters of DuPage County for their confidence and trust electing me as their Republican nominee for President of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in the upcoming November general election. I am humbled by the support I received from voters and forest preserve enthusiasts throughout the county.

Additionally, thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers, committeemen, friends, and supporters for all of the work they did on my behalf and on behalf of other candidates they believe in. No candidate can do it alone. That also extends to their families, who put up with long hours and missed dinners working not only for me, but for all of the candidates they support. The only way we as candidates, and elected officials, can re-pay that debt is to do the job we are hopefully elected to do in November, and do so with honor and distinction.

Campaigning for the Republican nomination over the past year has been a rewarding experience, and meeting constituents all over the county has been a great way to reinforce how much people love our forest preserves and the important role they play in our quality of life. While it was a long, tough, campaign, I commend my opponent for running a clean, ethical race centered on issues and ways to make our Forest Preserve District the best it can be. I look forward to working with her on the board in the years to come.

Joe Cantore
DuPage Forest Preserve Commissioner, District 2
Candidate for Forest Preserve President


Joe Cantore will be announcing his bid for election on September 3rd as Forest Preserve President of DuPage County.

“Joe is a unique blend of fiscal responsibility and environmental ethic” said Forest Preserve President D. “Dewey” Pierotti. “His four years of experience in public office as an Oakbrook Terrace City Councilman and eleven years as a Forest Preserve Commissioner in addition to his background in private business enables Joe to help the District continue its award winning financial management and first-rate environmental stewardship”.

Joe Cantore was first elected as Commissioner in 2002; his tenure has included Chairman of the Districts Recreation Committee where Joe was the driving force behind such projects as the development of the District's popular archery range. He also championed the pursuit and subsequent award of a State of Illinois Open Space and Land Acquisition Grant to upgrade the range. "To see the smiles on the faces of the kids and the adults is one of the things that makes all of the hard work worth it and makes me realize the importance of the many great educational and outdoor experiences the District provides." Commissioner Cantore stated.

Commissioner Cantore's District includes Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Westmont, Woodridge, and Lisle.

As an experienced and successful Board member, Commissioner Cantore plans on continuing his support of award winning District Educational, Environmental and Recreational programs as well as responsible fiscal management. “We do this now for generations to come” explained Cantore.

Joe lives in Oak Brook with his wife and works in Elmhurst. He has lived and worked his entire life in DuPage County.

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