John Fritchey

John Fritchey DEMDemocrat

American politician

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John FritcheyDEMDemocrat American politician
58
Years of Age
13
Years of Experience
ILResidence (state)

John Alden Fritchey IV (born March 2, 1964) is a former Democratic Cook County Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Commissioners who represented the 12th district in Chicago from 2010 until 2018 and was a Democratic State Representative in the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 11th District in Chicago from 1997 to 2010. He additionally served as the elected Democratic Committeeman for Chicago's 32nd Ward from 2008-2012. According to the Arab-American Institute, Fritchey was one of the longest-serving Arab-American officials in the United States. He is presently President of F4 Consulting, Ltd. In 1998, he created the John Fritchey Youth Foundation, designed to create educational and recreational opportunities for local children through the sponsorship of academic and sports programs. He has additionally supported the Chicago Special Olympics as a repeated participant in the annual Polar Plunge. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Chicago Gateway Green, a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to the greening and beautification of Chicago’s expressways, gateways and neighborhoods through landscape enhancement, litter and graffiti removal and the installation of public art.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Northwestern University
JD
1989
University of Michigan
BA Economics
1986
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Representative
Illinois State House of Representatives
1997 - 2010
Former Commissioner
Cook County, Illinois
Adjunct Lecturer
Political Science, Northwestern University
Assistant Attorney General
State of Illinois
Attorney
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Founder
John Fritchey Youth Foundation
Vice President
John G. Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Society
Member
Theta Chi
Member
Holy Name Cathedral
Member
Chicago Gateway Green Committee
Former Chair
Judiciary-Civil Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Business and Occupational Licenses Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives