Peter Janko is one of the many first timers that took up Sen. Bernie Sanders’ call to run for office. A lifetime activist, Peter began working toward a better planet as far back as the 1970s. While still in his teens, he became involved in the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War protests, and the ecology movement (as it was known as back then). Peter is founder of Medicare for All Northern Illinois, an Our Revolution local chapter.
A war refugee, Peter was brought to the United States at the age of 4 on a converted troop ship. He grew up, went to school, and began his first career in marketing research in Chicago. After a few years, he went back to school to become a design engineer.
Peter is a small business owner and sits on the Board of Directors of a national non-profit organization founded to provide education, networking and outreach for the traditional building trades. Peter is currently campaign advisor and also a foot soldier in the campaigns of several progressive state and congressional level candidates.
Peter believes that many of the problems facing Illinois can be eased or eliminated by the combination of a progressive income tax and a public bank. In addition to performing the regular duties of a State Central Committeeman, Peter will use the access, afforded him by the position, to lobby for legislation that benefits the people of Illinois and fight the influence of special interests.