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File #: 18-6979    Version: 1 Name: HONORING COOK COUNTY CLERK DAVID ORR
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/8/2018 In control: President
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COOK COUNTY CLERK DAVID ORR WHEREAS, David Orr is concluding his tenure as Cook County Clerk on November 30, 2018 after 28 outstanding years of public service to the residents of Cook County; and WHEREAS, Clerk Orr has been a progressive voice in Chicago politics for more than 35 years, starting with his aldermanic career of the 49th Ward in City of Chicago in 1979; and WHEREAS, in 1987, Clerk Orr became Mayor of the City of Chicago after the sudden passing of then Mayor Harold Washington; and WHEREAS, in 1990, Clerk Orr was elected to office of Cook County Clerk, an office responsible for one of the largest election districts in the United States; and WHEREAS, throughout his career, Clerk Orr has ushered in a Voter Renaissance in Illinois making voter registration and voting easier and more accessible statewide; and WHEREAS, Clerk Orr led the fight to implement the Motor Voter law in Illinois as well as introduced Early Voting legislation that n...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, 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 COOK COUNTY CLERK DAVID ORR

WHEREAS, David Orr is concluding his tenure as Cook County Clerk on November 30, 2018 after 28 outstanding years of public service to the residents of Cook County; and

WHEREAS, Clerk Orr has been a progressive voice in Chicago politics for more than 35 years, starting with his aldermanic career of the 49th Ward in City of Chicago in 1979; and

WHEREAS, in 1987, Clerk Orr became Mayor of the City of Chicago after the sudden passing of then Mayor Harold Washington; and

WHEREAS, in 1990, Clerk Orr was elected to office of Cook County Clerk, an office responsible for one of the largest election districts in the United States; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career, Clerk Orr has ushered in a Voter Renaissance in Illinois making voter registration and voting easier and more accessible statewide; and

WHEREAS, Clerk Orr led the fight to implement the Motor Voter law in Illinois as well as introduced Early Voting legislation that now allows voters in Illinois to cast their ballots two weeks prior to an election; and

WHEREAS, Clerk Orr promoted passage of a statewide law that allows junior and senior high school students to serve as election judges, part of the Clerk's Teen Democracy Program; and

WHEREAS, Clerk Orr has used technology to improve customer service and save the county and taxpayers money, such as consolidating City and County vital records; and

WHEREAS, Clerk Orr created the free Running for Office Starter Kit which allows suburban Cook County residents to view the elected offices they are eligible to run for and receive the necessary information and documentation to complete the challenging process of running for office; and

WHEREAS, Clerk Orr worked closely with legislative leaders and civil rights groups to bring marriage equality to Illinois, efforts through which more than 14,000 same sex couples have gotten married in Cook County; and

WHEREAS, throughout his years of public serv...

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