Whenever Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks makes a promise, his constituents ought to get nervous.
I admit that I wasn’t paying attention to Franks’ first campaign against appointed State Rep. Mike Brown in 1998.
I had a fall race of my own.
But others including the Northwest Herald took note of his promise to serve only three terms.
I first started noticing when I saw him scirm on Dennis Miller’s radio show when Miller brought it to Chicago.
Read this 2009 article and you will see why:
Franks had already broken his term limits promise.
After that I started listening to people who had heard Franks’ campaign speeches in 1998. I found two witnesses who heard him promise only to serve three terms.
Then in March, Republican opponent Steve Reick nailed Franks on breaking his term limits’ promise:
Reick found two Northwest Herald articles (Sept. 20, 1998, and Nov. 4, 1998) in which the campaign promise was memorialized.
Now comes Jack Franks with a promise not to run for McHenry County Board Chairman.
I have observed how about sixteen years in Springfield that Franks has to be getting tired of the drive. I suppose he is rich enough to have someone fly him down and back, but no one has told me that is going on, so I assume he is still driving.
So, please excuse me if I put his promised June 6th in the NW Herald in the same category as his promise to serve on three terms.
You, of course, are welcome to do otherwise.
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While we are on the subject of broken campaign promises, are there others people remember that are attributable to Jack Franks?