The following letter appeared in the Northwest Herald on June 8th and is printed with permission of its sender, Sandy Robertson of Algonquin:
In response to Tim Keough’s May 29 letter “Reject Walkup at polls,” Keough’s and Jack Franks’ McHenry County Democratic Party utilizes Chicago machine-style tactics almost daily to attack Michael Walkup rather than discuss how Franks will lead the County Board.
Keough fails to mention Franks’ 18-year career in Springfield and 1998 campaign promise only to run for three terms as representative. How can you trust someone who breaks promises like that?
Another lie from Franks was quoted in the Northwest Herald: “I can promise I am not running for County Board chairman.”
Now he is running, and Keough describes Walkup as a hypocrite?
Franks paid a measly $136,415 into the General Assembly Retirement System, while his pension payments will be more than $58,600 annually. Walkup is trying to create a way for those invested in the IMRF to withdraw themselves from the fund – an option not currently possible and purposely overlooked in the bill Franks spearheaded.
After listening to Walkup’s comments, I believe he is dedicated to taxpayers and listens to and is supported by both Democrats and Republicans in McHenry County.
I see Walkup actually working for the taxpayers and moving the county in the right direction.
Franks never has been a part of the solution, but just the opposite, he is part of the problem of politics in Illinois.
We need to reject Chicago politics in McHenry County and Illinois and reject career politician Jack Franks for the 63rd District and as McHenry County Board chairman.
Sunday, May 15th, Pete Gonigam reported this about Franks not running for both offices:
“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.”
Has Jack Franks filed a Withdrawal of Candidacy statement yet?
Check whether Franks has filed the form yet, by clicking here.