Cook County, Leyden Township Democratic Committeeman (2013-)
Franklin Park, Village President (2009-)
Leyden Township is historically dominated by Republican voters, thus a key component of Barrett Pedersen's success has been to keep a close relationship with the leading GOP leaders in his township. Pedersen is an excellent self-promoter, with a cable access show and a natural glad-handing way that smooths his entrance to any room.
Important Political Events
Franklin Park Village Trustee
- 2002, Elected Leyden Township Democratic Committeeman, defeating Frank McPartlin, replacing James Kirie
- 2006, Defeated for Metropolitan Water District Commissioner
- 2009, Elected Franklin Park Village President, defeating Daniel Pritchett and William Ruhl