Where did you grow up and go to school?
I have lived in Schiller Park since I was 3. Before then, I lived in Elmwood Park. I graduated from St. Beatrice in 2001, and I graduated from East Leyden in 2005. I graduated from Marquette in 2009.
Tell me about your time at Marquette.
I graduated summa cum laude. I studied economics and political science. I was in their honors program, so I have an honors degree. I still stay in touch with all of my friends there.
What was your life like after you graduated college?
For about a year and a half, I had some struggles. I was in Teach for America. I was on the South side of the city. It was an interesting experience. I had a unique experience with my kids. Then I found what I’m doing now.
What are you doing now?
I work for Iron Bridge Capital Management in Oak Brook. I work in the client service department. I handle all of their reports. Some of them are extensive, and some are basic.
How did you become interested in politics?
I’ve always been interested. I remember watching the debates by Gore and Bush and being intrigued by it. Even the Clinton and Dole election. I remember the Bush and Gore election– I stayed up as late as I could to see who was going to win. I always thought it was intriguing to come up with policies. I love the theory of government.
Why does becoming a trustee in Schiller Park mean a lot to you?
What made me want to do this is that I studied all of these things that underpin how local government is supposed to work. The other thing that made me run is Schiller Park. I care deeply about Schiller Park. I want it to be a successful, prosperous little town. I don’t want us to be stagnant, stale or go backwards. When I was able to apply my skills to do this, what better place to start than Schiller Park? I think I can be a great asset to the village. No one my age is doing this in Schiller Park.
What are your plans for the future?
I would really, really want to become a trustee now. I want to positively impact Schiller Park for the better. If it goes well, maybe some bigger things can follow.
Bobby’s Top Five
Starbucks Order: Grande, Triple Mocha, Non-Fat, No Whip, Two Pumps
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Frozen Custard
Favorite Band: Brand New, Kanye West
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Movie: Sin City
Favorite Pizza: Gino’s East
Favorite Restaurant: Hot Doug’s
Favorite Pasta: My Mom’s!
Favorite Dessert: Glazed and Infused