It’s Independence Day Weekend and State Rep. Jack Franks still has not freed up a space on the Democratic Party ballot for someone to run in his place for State Representative now that he is running for McHenry County Board Chairman.
The original revolution had as its slogan,
No Taxation Without Representation
Franks’ slogan could be
You need me to represent you in Springfield and Woodstock
I guess he thinks there are not enough qualified folks for public office.
Not many humble politicians though.
In any event, readers know that Jack Franks has not withdrawn from his State Rep. race against Steve Reick.
And he is on the ballot for McHenry County Board Chairman.
Now he did tell reporter Pete Gonigam on May 15th something different from the “I’m not running again” statement he apparently gave all other reporters:
“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.”
Maybe Franks will drop out of the State Rep. race; maybe he won’t.