Seneca Township Democratic Precinct Committeeman and former Democratic Party Chairman John Bartman was selected Saturday to run for State Representative in Jack Franks’ place.
In a closed door meeting of Democratic Precinct Committeemen from the 63rd State Rep. District, Bartman was slated for the office.
After more than an hour, Bartman emerged alone and told me why he is seeking to replace Franks:
“I’m running to make Springfield work again.
“It’s an absolute travesty.
“I’m running to bring tax relief to the middle class of McHenry County.”
About an hour later, Bissett turned the lights out in the room.
Asked to comment, he said,
“I think John Bartman is a great fit for the district.
“His family has been in the county since the mid-1800’s.
“He’s farming over 1,000 acres.
“I think he knows the issues of the district really well.”
Bartman will be running against Steve Reick.
Franks’ vehicle drive Jeffrey Litche ran against Reick in the Republican Primary Election.