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Village President Frank Soto was elected in 2009 to bring change to the Village’s troubled finances, its shattered relationships and its crumbling infrastructure. He and the Change 4 Bensenville team pledged in 2009 to make Bensenville a safe, stable place to live and raise a family. They also brought on talented professional management that has worked to re-brand the Village as a premier place for business location and investment. Since that time, under Frank Soto’s leadership, our Village has seen a remarkable turnaround.
As a lawyer in Bensenville, Frank Soto has been protecting the rights of Bensenville citizens since 1995. He is now located with prominent Bensenville Attorney Joseph Storto, and has chosen to base his business in the community he loves. Prior to law school worked, he worked as a management and efficiency consultant. That experience served him well as he learned to balance budgets through increased productivity and disciplined spending. His prior experience with the IL Attorney Generals’ Office and the McHenry County State’s Attorney have reinforced his belief that safe streets and secure neighborhoods are fundamental of a strong community.
He believes, as Village President, it is his responsibility to make sure that Bensenville is positioned to fully benefit from its proximity to O’ Hare International Airport and the Elgin O’ Hare Western Access. To that end, he has revitalized our North Business Park and developed an Economic Development Strategy to attract 21st century jobs and investment.
President Soto was named to Governor Quinn’s Advisory Council on Western Access and regularly leads groups of regional mayors to Washington DC to brief our Congressional leaders. He is working closely with IDOT to complete the double railroad grade separation at Irving Park and York Roads that will not only relieve traffic congestion, but add unprecedented connectivity between road, rail and air traffic and make Bensenville the region’s premier business address.
Understanding the needs of homeowners, Frank Soto developed a block-by-block study to improve our neighborhoods. Streets have been resurfaced, sidewalks and curbs have been repaired or installed. The Village has undertaken a comprehensive inspection and replacement of our sewers and water mains that has helped to alleviate chronic flooding.
Creating a positive business environment to help get Bensenville residents back to work is a top priority for him and his administration. The Village attracted over 152 businesses in 2012. It has improved its Industrial Vacancy Rate from 16.9% in 2009 to 12.2% in 2012; the best rate in the O’ Hare sub region.
For years, President Soto has mentored local youth as a baseball and basketball coach in the BBAA. President Soto is a graduate of Fenton High School, graduating on the dean’s list from Eastern Illinois University earning degrees in economics and business administration. He received his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School.
Frank Soto is the proud father of three children. Mathew is a Freshman at the University of Dayton studying Mechanical Engineering. Maggie is a Junior at Fenton High School and manages the wrestling program on which her father was a team member. Frank Soto’s youngest child is a freshman at Immaculate Conception High school playing several sports including football, wrestling and baseball. Frankie was also a member of one of Bensenville Bandits’ National Championship Teams.