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Janor For DuPage

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 DuPage County Board in District 5, which includes parts of Naperville, Aurora, and Lisle.

Rich and Rhonda reside in Naperville and have three school-aged children: Archer, Brooklyn and Caiden. Rich’s campaign for DuPage County Board 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 DuPage County 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 a Gold Medal in the Champions Cup in 2021 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 DuPage County, 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 fellow Naperville business owner, Matt Baker, 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 DuPage

Janor Values

Rich’s top priorities for DuPage county include keeping neighborhoods, schools and the communitiy safe, lowering property taxes, appropriately funding law enforcement, and opposing mandates by allowing business owners to make their own executive decisions.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Keeping neighborhoods, schools and communities safe will be Rich’s top priority on the DuPage County Board. With shocking headlines about a shooting at Oakbrook Mall, 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 DuPage County. 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

DuPage County 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 DuPage County are among the highest in the nation, and they stifle young families, senior citizens and people of all ages and backgrounds. As a DuPage County board member, I will be an advocate for keeping property taxes flat and maintaining a balanced budget.

SUPPORTING LAW ENFORCEMENT

Appropriately funding law enforcement budgets and our Sheriff's office 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 DuPage County board needs to maintain funding to our Sheriff’s department, and make certain our law enforcement professionals have the resources and training they need.

OPPOSING MANDATES AND REGULATIONS

Government mandates, regulations and red tape cripple small businesses and our economy. Lockdowns, mandates and over regulation has resulted in the demise and permanent closure of countless businesses in DuPage County, especially small businesses and locally owned family businesses. Enough is enough. The heavy handed government mandates need to stop. The time has come to let business owners make their own executive decisions based upon feedback from their customers and employees.

A PRO-BUSINESS APPROACH

DuPage County needs to be a favorable place to do business. A healthy, prosperous and thriving business community is critical to 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, while promoting investment into infrastructure, including roads, trails, and bridges. We also need to promote and support diversity to ensure that DuPage County business owners of all backgrounds can achieve their full potential.

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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