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Janor For Illinois State Representative

Meet Rich Janor

Rich Janor is a dedicated father, civic leader, baseball coach, business owner, author and volunteer. He is a lifelong Republican, running for Illinois State Representative in District 41, which spans both DuPage and Will Counties, and includes portions of Naperville, Warrenville and Bolingbrook.

Rich and Rhonda reside in Naperville and have three school-aged children: Archer, Brooklyn and Caiden. Rich’s campaign for Illinois State Representative is dedicated to a safer and more prosperous future for them.

Coach | Dad | Business Owner | Civic Leader | Volunteer

Common Sense Leadership

CIVIC LEADERSHIP

Rich was elected to the office of Naperville Park District Commissioner in 2011, and was reelected in 2015 and 2019. He was elected President of the board three times by a unanimous, bipartisan vote of the other six commissioners. During his presidency, the Park District opened the Fort Hill Activity Center, which was completed on time and under budget.

The Park District continues to maintain a Aaa bond rating, and has received numerous awards for exemplary financial management.

A Safer and More Prosperous Future

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COACHING BASEBALL

Rich has been a high school Head Varsity Baseball Coach in Illinois for 20 seasons, leading his teams to a State Finals appearance in 2013 and an IHSA State Championship in 2019.  He was appointed Regional Director for USA Baseball’s Midwest Region, and has served in this capacity since 2016, managing USA Baseball’s eleven state Midwest Region to back to back Gold medals in the 12U Champions Cup in 2021 and 2022, and overseeing efforts to identify top baseball talent for Team USA national team programming.

BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

Rich was the Founder and President of Janor Sports, a sports apparel and equipment company.  After a successful 12-year run in Illinois, the company was acquired by Dallas-based BSN Sports, the industry leader, in 2020.  The acquisition enabled Rich to focus his professional efforts on his event company, operating over 150 annual amateur baseball and softball events at destination venues nationwide, including MLB Spring Training venues in Florida and Arizona.

AUTHOR - WE NOT ME

Rich co-authored We Not Me – In Sports, Business and Life with business partner Shelby Bobosky. The book was released in 2020, immediately after the period of historic civil unrest and protests, the rise of cancel culture, inflammatory political rhetoric, and the start of the pandemic. Rich and Shelby draw upon history for inspiration, and discuss a path of unity over divisiveness. Rich has found that “We Not Me” is important and applicable now more than ever before.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Fighting for the values and Beliefs Of Our Community.

Rich is a big believer in enriching the community where he and his family live and work. He collaborated with a fellow Naperville business owner to create Reindeer Road, a drive-thru community Christmas lights attraction in Naperville. The event helped to bring joy to kids and families during the holiday season. Over 12,000 visitors attended the inaugural Reindeer Road event in 2021, which featured the World’s Largest Lighted Reindeer, in partnership with local non-profits, KidsMatter and The Alive Center.

A Strong Advocate for more Freedom

Rich is proud to be an American, and has spoken publicly on numerous occasions about the importance of our National Anthem at sporting events, respecting the American flag and supporting the military and first responders. While serving on various boards and committees, Rich has demonstrated an ability to listen and collaborate, while still holding firm to his values. He will remain a strong advocate for more freedom and less government mandates and intervention.

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Priorities For Illinois

Janor Values

Rich’s top priorities for Illinois include keeping neighborhoods, schools and the communities safe, appropriately funding law enforcement, lowering property taxes, and facilitating a greater voice for parents in education.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Keeping neighborhoods, schools and communities safe will be Rich’s top priority in the Illinois House of Representatives. With shocking headlines about shootings, carjackings, smash and grab crimes, and threats to schools, public safety is our highest priority. “Soft on crime” policies in Chicago and Cook County are now resulting in more crime across the entire metro area, which includes the suburbs. Citizens, especially young people, can’t realize their full potential in life if they must live in fear, so the primary responsibility of any elected official is safety and security.

KEEPING TAXATION IN CHECK

Illinois residents want more of their hard-earned income in their own pockets. Larger government and more government spending and control translates to less money in the pockets of hard working citizens, and ultimately less freedom. Property taxes in Illinois are among the highest in the nation, and they stifle young families, senior citizens and people of all ages and backgrounds. As State Representative, I will be an advocate for lower taxes and combating the cronyism and corruption that has plagued our state government financially for many years.

SUPPORTING LAW ENFORCEMENT

Appropriately funding law enforcement budgets and opposing the SAFE-T Act will be critical. The “Defund the Police” movement is one of the most ludicrous movements Rich and many others have experienced in our lifetime. How can we expect crime to decrease if we cut funding to those that put their life on the line each day to combat crime? This movement flies in the face of common sense. The lack of respect for law enforcement that began in 2020 has led to many vacancies in police departments across Illinois. We need to reverse this alarming trend, and make certain our law enforcement professionals have the resources and training they need.

A PRO-BUSINESS APPROACH

Illinois needs to be a favorable place to do business. When great companies with Midwestern roots, like Caterpillar and others, flee our state, something must change. A healthy, prosperous and thriving business environment is critical to our economy and the long term sustainability of our way of life. We need to have a “can do” attitude with regard to attracting and retaining world class businesses and employers. We need to oppose government mandates, regulations, lockdowns and red tape that cripple and drive away businesses.

Empowering Parents

Parents should have a strong voice in the education of their children, and should be encouraged to speak up and get involved locally on matters of curriculum, etc. As State Representative, I will support school choice and local control, meaning the governing and management of our schools should be largely conducted by elected representatives that reside in the communities served by the schools.

Accolades

University of
Notre Dame

Bachelor of Business Administration – Cum Laude

NAPERVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

4 Under 40 Award

CHICAGO CUBS

Illinois High School Baseball Coach of the Year (2019)

CONNECT SPORTS

Game Changer Award 

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