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File #: 18-6966    Version: 1 Name: HONORING COMMISSIONER JOHN A. FRITCHEY
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/8/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/14/2018 Final action: 11/14/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COMMISSIONER JOHN A. FRITCHEY WHEREAS, Commissioner John A. Fritchey (12th District) will vacate his seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners on November 30, 2018 after eight exemplary years of public service to the residents of Cook County and the 12th District; and WHEREAS, Commissioner Fritchey attended both grammar and high school in Chicago, after which, he received a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, then a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Law School; and WHEREAS, following law school, Commissioner Fritchey began his public service work as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, where he represented the state in both state and federal courts, advocating for victims and their families and representing the state in civil rights claims; and WHEREAS, Commissioner Fritchey was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1996, and during his 14 years as a state legislator, was an unwavering r...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING COMMISSIONER JOHN A. FRITCHEY

WHEREAS, Commissioner John A. Fritchey (12th District) will vacate his seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners on November 30, 2018 after eight exemplary years of public service to the residents of Cook County and the 12th District; and

WHEREAS, Commissioner Fritchey attended both grammar and high school in Chicago, after which, he received a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, then a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Law School; and

WHEREAS, following law school, Commissioner Fritchey began his public service work as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, where he represented the state in both state and federal courts, advocating for victims and their families and representing the state in civil rights claims; and

WHEREAS, Commissioner Fritchey was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1996, and during his 14 years as a state legislator, was an unwavering reform leader and served as the Chairman of the House Civil Judiciary Committee and Consumer Protection Committee as well as a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; and

WHEREAS, in the General Assembly, Commissioner Fritchey spearheaded legislation on a wide range of topics, such as animal rights, civil law, consumer protection, criminal justice, healthcare, human rights and ethics, including passing the most sweeping ethics reforms in Illinois history; and

WHEREAS, in 2010, Commissioner Fritchey was elected as Cook County Commissioner for the 12th District, which encompasses most of the north and northwest sides of the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Commissioner Fritchey served as the Chairman of the Technology & Innovation Committee, as well as the Vice-Chair of both the Litigation Committee and the Legislation & Intergovernmental Relations Committee; and

WHEREAS, Commissioner Fritchey continued to fight for good government and progressive values on the C...

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