Democrats Concentrate on Ray Flavin’s Campaign, Ignore Jack Franks in Second Parade

Watching for things political in the Lake in the Hills Parade on Saturday morning brought a surprise.

To the right of Ray Flavin's banner was McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett.

To the right of Ray Flavin’s banner was McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett.

The Democrats came first behind a banner of McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin.

All were wearing tee shirts supporting Flavin’s candidacy.

Ray Flavin promoted his candidacy on a truck.

Ray Flavin promoted his candidacy on a truck.

Behind the banner was a truck with capital letters spelling Flavin’s name.

Ray Flavin is the one with the beard.

Ray Flavin is the one with the beard.

The candidate himself was toward the back of the Democrats’ entry.

On the back of the tee shirts were pony tails and the words, "Justice Matters."

On the back of the tee shirts were pony tails and the words, “Justice Matters.”

When I looked at the back of the tee shirts, I saw two images, one of Flavin’s pony tail and another saying, “Justice Matters.”

There may have been local candidates walking in the Flavin contingent, but there was no way for a spectator to know who they were.

And, as the headline says, the Democrats’ most prominent candidate, Jack Franks was missing in action.

He replicated his non-appearance in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade.

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Let me add that Franks’ knowledge of the Alqonquin-Lake in the Hills part of McHenry County, which he has never represented in the Illinois House, is weak.

When a woman asked about not being able to attend McHenry County College, Franks did not seem aware the extent of McHenry County that School District 300 covers. (District 300 residents are in the Elgin Community College District, not in McHenry County College’s district.)


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Democrats Concentrate on Ray Flavin’s Campaign, Ignore Jack Franks in Second Parade — 7 Comments

  1. Man this is sad.

    What is the point here? Flavin has no shot at winning this race and for good reason.

    He has less than no experience.

    He looks as though he’s actively attempting to look unprofessional.

    At this point his big selling point to voters appears to be his ponytail.

    If roadie for Rush was an elected office his candidacy would finally make sense.

    The good news for him is that in a few short months he can get back to attending Big Lebowski reinactments full time.

  2. Flavin is probably a decent guy but
    Just doesn’t compare to Patrick
    Keneally.

  3. Ray Flavin, No Thank You.

    I think people will not comment, he is like Harrison.

    I am so glad Jim lost his legal objective to punish a 80 year old woman, about a letter to the editor.

  4. “Actively attempting to look unprofessional” sums it up
    Pretty well.

    Flavin might get elected in a rural area out west or maybe
    Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan but Mchenry
    County, not so much.

  5. Maybe they feel like Jack Franks is certain to win, therefore to exhaust resources on the race would be akin to flushing money down the toilet.

  6. Obviously, based upon these comments, a person’s haircut is the single most important criterion for judging his fitness for office.

    Does that apply to Trump?

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