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Foster Honors Ken Christy on House Floor

Apr 27, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the floor of the House in honor of Ken Christy – a long-time letter carrier for the Aurora Post Office and an active community leader who was serving as president of the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers at the time of his unexpected passing.

Congressman Foster has introduced a bill to rename the Aurora Post Office building in Christy’s honor.

You can watch Congressman Foster’s speech here.

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

I rise today to honor Ken Christy, a letter carrier, an extraordinary leader and member of our community, and a friend of mine.

Ken passed away unexpectedly this past Easter weekend.

A family man, Ken left behind three daughters and his wife, Bonnie – his high school sweetheart, to whom he was married for 52 years.

Ken gave back to his community in spades. He volunteered countless hours to the letter carriers’ annual food drive because he wanted to make a real difference in the lives of those in our community who are less fortunate.

Since 2013, Ken served as the clerk for Aurora Township.

Ken always stood up for working families. As President of the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers, Ken made sure the voices of his members were heard by public officials on both sides of the aisle. Not surprisingly, Ken was named to the Illinois Letter Carriers’ Hall of Fame in 2012. 

He knew people from all walks of life and all political persuasions, but I never heard a bad word said about him.

Ken was, indeed, a friend.

He was a friend to the City of Aurora

He was a friend to letter carriers and their families throughout the State of Illinois.

Ken Christy will be missed.

Thank you, and I yield back.