Where was the mail supporting the campaign of Lying Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman?
That has been the question I have been asking myself for the last week.
Did Lying Jack Franks think he was so far ahead with his paid door-to-door workers, television and internet ads, plus Northwest Herald coverage, and editorial endorsements that he didn’t need to spend anything on direct mail?
Today at least one family living in the Western part of McHenry County discovered that Franks did not think he was so far ahead that he could coast to victory.
The following mail, filled with falsehoods that those who have followed his lust for power have come to expect, was delivered today:
The address side of this Lying Jack Franks‘ hit piece is correct that Mike Walkup is running for two offices, McHenry County Board Chairman and County Board member from District 3.
What Franks does not say, of course, is that Walkup made certain that in doing so he could not received two salaries.
At Walkup’s initiative, the County Board passed an ordinance saying that if someone both offices, he would only be paid the higher salary, which is for County Board Chairman.
Franks continues to want people to infer that Walkup’s disability insurance payment is from the source of most such policies, rather than from a privately-paid insurance policy.
Franks knows that the County Board voted to eliminate the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension for County Board members. That was, of course, in reaction to Franks’ putting pressure on the Board as to the insensibility of having a pension for part-time employees.
Walkup called IMRF pension abolition on May 3rd. (The Northwest Herald did not consider that newsworthy.)
And, Franks, of course, leaves out his legislative pension for his part-time State Representative job.
Franks will get $58,622 a year starting for his part-time State Rep. job when he is 55. It is estimated he will receive General Assembly pension payments in excess of $2 million, if he lives to his actuarial age of 83. Franks father Herb is older than that.
Since Walkup did not have the minimum ten years in that pension system that he will received no pension.
Franks is correct that Walkup receives health insurance benefits.
One has to admit that Lying Jack Franks has a sense of humor.
The photo used in this negative mailing comes from McHenry County Blog’s August 11, 2016, story of Mike Walkup’s calling for the elimination of the real estate tax on Valley Hi.
This is the position that Franks tip-toed toward in answer to my question at his Algonquin Town Hall Meeting.
Franks finally came around to Walkup’s “no Valley Hi tax” position in the joint endorsement interview session with the Northwest Herald.
Below is the back of the hit piece: