State Rep. Jack Franks brought his supporters to Crystal Lake for the July 3rd Independence Day Parade.
It was the first time I have seen him in this parade.
His State Rep. district contains precious little, if any, of Crystal Lake.
There is no mention of the town on his listing of areas represented.
So, why was Franks in Crystal Lake?
One must assume that it was because of his candidacy for McHenry County Board Chairman.
Is he running for State Rep.?
I asked State Senator Pam Althoff and she told me he had told the paper (Northwest Herald) that he was.
(Not since the first May article, if memory serves me correctly.)
State Rep. Barb Wheeler said Franks had told her he wasn’t running for re-election to the Illinois House.
Still, when one checks the Illinois State Board of Elections web site for the names of those who have withdrawn from the fall ballot, Jack Franks’ name does not appear.
Ahe 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.