State Rep. Jack Franks is not running for re-election, instead opting to run for McHenry County Board Chairman.
In a blast email he announced that on his first day in office he would cut McHenry County’s taxes by 10%.
(That would amount to about a 1% cut in one’s tax bill, because county government takes about 10% of our real estate taxes.)
Pretty interesting that he doesn’t know how much notice must be given for the County Board to discuss a topic, but there are probably a lot of things that Franks doesn’t know about county government.
Not expected is that he would give the County Board credit for cutting its property tax levy from $79 to $76 million.
And, if he ever does, Franks won’t point out that his County Board Chairman opponent Mike Walkup led that fight to cut taxes.
Below is the part of his 25,071 newsletter, printed at taxpayer expense, that addresses both property taxes and county board pensions:
With 18 years in the legislative pension system, Franks will start pulling in about $58,000 a year when he reaches 55 years of age.
The savings from the County Board’s having abolished their pensions will amount to about $48,000 a year.