Some musings from District 3 County Board candidate Mike Walkup:
“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” Wizard, Wizard of Oz
Now that Jack Franks has filed his petition for a binding referendum on electing a County Executive, will he run for the position himself in 2014 if it is approved?
I asked Jack while watching the hog auction at the County Fair last weekend.
He would not say.
We know he has around $500K in his re-election campaign war chest with no opponent to spend it on, and that was before the Madigan fundraiser in Chicago.
He can spend $250K on the referendum and still have another $250K in the bank, plus whatever more he can raise over the intervening two years.
He claims that this is about good government, not about him.
If so, why isn’t he willing to rule out running himself?
So I ask you Jack, will you or won’t you?
Yes or No?