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Henry Travis rejoins Board representing District 8

Henry Travis (D-Lockport)

Henry Travis (D-Lockport)

Appointed to serve out remainder of the late Frank Stewart’s term

JOLIET, IL – The Will County Board has appointed and welcomed back Henry Travis (D-Lockport) to serve District 8. Travis’s appointment fills the vacancy that was created when former Minority Whip Frank Stewart (D-Joliet) passed away in February.

“Henry has a long and proven track record of working hard for the people of District 8 and the entire county,” said Minority Leader Walter Adamic (D-Joliet). “His knowledge of the important issues we are tackling gives the advantage of having someone hit the ground running. I believe our late friend Frank Stewart would have been very pleased with the decision to appoint Henry to fill out the remainder of his term.”

Travis retired from the board in November 2008 to care for his wife. Travis had been on the board for 10 years and served on the insurance and personnel committee; criminal justice law and judicial committee; land use planning, zoning and development committee; and public works and transportation committee. He also served for 34 years on the Fairmont School District 89 board and for 18 years on the executive board of the International Association of Machinists at Caterpillar.

“Henry Travis is a tireless advocate for his community, and we are proud to see him return and have a willingness to serve the constituents of District 8,” said Chairman Jim Moustis.

Travis is a Lockport resident. He moved to the area in 1952 after a stint in the Army with service in Korea. He is now a deacon at Mt. Moriah Church, a precinct committeeman and is active with the Dellwood Foundation. He and his wife have three children, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

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