Deep Roots

  • Steve has firm roots in Naperville, dating back 58 years.

  • After graduating from Naperville Central, Steve went on to attend Northern Illinois University. While working his way through school, Steve started a small tile shop in Naperville called Great Western Tile; now known as Great Western Flooring – one of the area’s leading specialty flooring stores.

  • Steve and his wife Julie have seven children and three grandchildren.

Community Involvement

After serving four years as a Naperville City Councilman, Steve ran for mayor in 2015 believing he could help guide Naperville through a transitioning economy. In 2015, he was elected mayor and since then has been instrumental in working toward a sustainable financial plan that is focused on lower debt, a strong and diverse tax base and a predictable cost structure that stabilizes the city's pension and debt payments.

Steve’s Community Leadership: