In running for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship, State Rep. Jack Franks says he is going to cut property taxes.
In his press release, Franks contends,
“The residents of McHenry County are over taxed.”
“I have decided to enter the County Board Chairman’s race because McHenry County deserves a proven tax fighter as Chairman. I have spent my public career fighting all tax increases, and it’s that commitment that I will take to the county.”
“As Chairman, I will put the needs of the taxpayers first.”
and he goes on to say he will
“oppose tax increases”
“I am not willing to allow my opponent’s refusal to reform the county and their over reliance on tax increases to continue to put our future in jeopardy.”
Notice that Franks does not say he is going to cut taxes.
And, Franks does not talk about his own big tax hike bill:
Take a look at all the taxes Jack Franks’ bill would raise:
Franks, of course, ignores that the current McHenry County Board has cut taxes.
And that his opponent Mike Walkup led the fight to eliminate the $3 million levy for the Valley Hi Nursing Home last year.
That resulted in a lower tax bill for county government than the year before.
- The Finance Committee Fight over Valley Hi Taxes – Part 1
- Finance Committee Fight over Valley Hi Taxes – Part 2
Franks “announced that he will not seek re-election to the General Assembly.”
But he told Pete Gonigam, the only reporter in the Democratic Party Caucus, the following:
“Franks qualified that saying he’d give up the Rep. race if the Committee can pick another candidate who’s both ‘electable’ and holds a political outlook consistent with his own.”
Guess he didn’t remember what he had in his press release.
Has Jack Franks filed a Withdrawal of Candidacy statement yet?
Check whether Franks has filed the form yet, by clicking here.