Last month former State Senator Steve Landek was appointed to the serve on the board of Illinois Finance Authority by Governor J.B. Pritzker. Landek did not run for reelection to the State Senate last year after serving as a state senator for 11 years. Landek is still the mayor of Bridgeview, a position he had held since 1999.
For a time in the early 2000s Landek served as a president of Bridgeview Bank. The Illinois Finance Authority issues bonds and provides government backed financing to both private and public institutions. Positions on the board are unpaid but board members are compensated for any expenses they incur attending the roughly monthly meetings of the board.
“Landek has over 30 years of distinguished public service experience in both the legislative and executive branches of government,” said the press release issued by Pritzker’s office announcing the appointment. “Landek’s work has been at the intersection of the private and public sectors. He has demonstrated expertise in bond issuances, employee pension management, public budgeting and rating agency presentations.”
Landek, who is also the committeeman of the Lyons Democratic Party, told the Landmark that he is happy to continue his public service.