This afternoon came the third robo-call from Jack Franks urging people to vote for his County Executive referendum.
You can read the text of the first one here.
The last time he called, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) told people to give him a call, if they had questions.
The one person I know who tried found nothing but a busy signal.
This afternoon when Franks called, there was no invitation for conversation.
Franks pitched his support for the referendum as a continuation of his fight for accountability and transparency.
Franks paints himself as a paragon of reform by pointing out he was the “lone voice against Governor Blagojevich.”
It does not surprise me that he does not mention the February 27, 2003, memo to Blagojevich asking for patronage appointments for his family and friends.
Franks argues that the leader of the McHenry County Board should be elected, but doesn’t tell how much more power an elected County Executive would have than would a County Board Chairman elected at-large.
Needless to say, he talked faster than I could take notes.
If folks remember more of the pitch, please add the information in the comments.