Peter Silvestri is currently serving his sixth term as Cook County Commissioner of the 9th District. His commitment to public service, however, showed at the early age of twenty when he became the youngest member of a school board in Illinois, elected to School Board District 401. Silvestri has been committed to public service ever since. Silvestri believes that his most rewarding role is that of father to his son, Christian.
Known as one of the hardest working commissioners, Commissioner Silvestri serves as chairman of two of the busiest committees: Zoning and Building and Litigation. In addition, he serves as vice-chairman of Contract Compliance, Human Relations, and Law Enforcement, as well as serving as a member of a number of other committees.
Other past positions Silvestri has held include: former Elmwood Park Village President and trustee, member and president of the Elmwood Park Board of Education, Elmwood Park Zoning Board, Elmwood Park Civic Foundation, Norwood Park Senior Home Board of Directors, past chairman of the St. Vincent Ferrer Religious Education Advisory Board, and past president of the West Central Municipal Conference and Leyden Norwood Park Municipal League. A graduate of De Paul University and its law school, Silvestri is a licensed attorney.