Word has gotten back to McHenry County Blog that Jack Franks is now actively courting the endorsements of Mayors and Presidents of villages and cities in McHenry County to challenge Michael Walkup for McHenry County Board Chairman.
Walkup won his primary race.
The Democrats did not run a candidate to run for chairman and now will slate a candidate.
McHenry County is known as a “Republican” county.
Mayoral and presidential positions are non-partisan but many identify themselves as Republicans.
It will put many elected village and city leaders on the spot as they will have to decide who to support in the general election.
The local paper is reporting that the McHenry County Democrats will be announcing their pick for chairman as well as more county board candidates.
It will be interesting to see who endorses Franks as most of the elected mayors and presidents identify with the Republican Party.