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District MapHarry “Tom” Fraase, Jr. (R)

Term: 2022 - 2026

Harry “Tom” Fraase, Jr. (R)

625 N. Old Covered Bridge Rd.
Springfield, IL 62707

C: 217-415-3013

Tom is a pro-active member of the Sangamon County Board. He is a former member of the Gardner Township Board and a lifelong resident of Gardner Township. Tom graduated from Pleasant Plains High School and later served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era (1972-74). 

Civic Interests:

  • Member of the American Legion Post #32
  • Member West Side Republican Club (former Secretary)
  • Former Gardner Township Trustee (served 6 years)
  • Evening Republican Club (member)


  • Gardner Township Board Trustee (1989-1995)
  • U.S. Army 1972-1974
  • Illinois State Fire Marshal 1993-Present

Sangamon County Board Experience:
Current and past service on the Board:

  • Road & Bridge Committee – Chair
  • Collective Bargaining - Vice Chair
  • Liquor Committee-Deputy Liquor Commissioner and past member & chair
  • Road & Bridge Committee – Past Vice Chair
  • Comprehensive Fire District Committee - Member
  • Community Resource Committee – Past Member
  • Court Services Committee- Past Member
  • Finance Committee – Past Member
  • Fireworks Ad Hoc Committee – Past Member
  • Project Y2K Improvement Code Ad Hoc Committee – Past Member
  • Project Y2K Road Commission Ad Hoc Committee – Past Member
  • Insurance Board of Managers

Tom’s goal is to continue his pro-active services and commitment to the Sangamon County Board, by keeping the interests and concerns of the citizens of District 1 as his main objective and challenge.