The PEP Party has diligently worked to bring forward candidates who are responsible trustworthy individuals who have a record of commitment and involvement in our community.

We know that improving our village is a journey, not a destination. We are very proud of what we have accomplished so far, but there is plenty more to be done.

We have a proven record of accomplishment. Under President Ketchmark’s leadership we have begun a $23 million street and infrastructure program with nearly $7 million of work scheduled for 2017. 

By having a comprehensive street plan in place, with dedicated funding, more resources and equipment can be used to better maintain the remaining non-paved alleys in town. We have obtained a $1.5 million grant for the Prairie Avenue pump station that will be operational this spring to help protect our residents’ homes from damaging floods.

Economic development efforts led by President Ketchmark have resulted in 99 new businesses coming to Brookfield since 2013, with 26 coming in 2016 alone. The restructuring of the Building and Planning Department and the creation and hiring of the positions of community and economic development director and village planner have resulted in record sales tax revenue. 

These positions are key contacts for developers and new businesses, and will help guide their endeavors. The creation of the third TIF District in the village at Eight Corners will serve to accelerate the economic growth that has begun.

The PEP Party has focused on the quality of life for our residents in seeking long-term, desirable and sustainable economic development, not quick fixes. 

President Ketchmark has led the charge in the elimination of the 4 a.m. liquor licenses that had Brookfield previously known as the town of “last call” and hurt the quality of life for our residents and burdened our police department. Brookfield has also taken the necessary steps to limit video gambling and storefront casino expansion.

The PEP Party candidates have the education, experience and commitment to guide Brookfield in taking the next steps. We are not the people who just show up at election time and offer vague promises.

We are the people you see in our village every day, volunteering for the community events that make Brookfield such a desirable place to live. As Crain’s Chicago Business noted, Brookfield home sales were up 34.6 percent in 2016, and has us being one of the hottest markets in the area.

A vote for Kit Ketchmark for village president, Brigid Weber for village clerk and for Ed Cote, Mike Garvey and Nicole Gilhooley for village trustee is a vote for proven leaders, leaders you can trust. 

A vote for President Ketchmark and the PEP slate will keep Brookfield moving forward with fiscal responsibility, innovative planning and a commitment to improving and maintaining our infrastructure. 

We ask for your votes on April 4 and would be happy to meet with you to discuss our platform or answer any questions. Please go to for more information. 

The PEP Party slate of candidates includes Kit Ketchmark, president; Brigid Weber, clerk; and Ed Cote, Michael Garvey and Nicole Gilhooley, trustee.