Based upon his position as McHenry County Board Chairman, Democrat Jack Franks has the statutory authority to nominate a replacement for recently-resigned Republican County Board member Andrew Gasser.
Gasser resigned to devote his efforts to his new position as Algonquin Township Road Commissioner.
State law says Gasser must be replaced by a Republican.
After Gasser’s announcement, McHenry County Republican County Chairman Sandra Salgado asked those interested in the District 1 County Board sent to [email protected]
(For more information, see “GOP Seeks Applicants to Fill Gasser Spot on County Board.”)
Now, Franks is asking applicants to send resumes and cover letters to
- Jack Franks, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098 or to
- [email protected]
Franks has long attended Republican fundraisers of selected Republicans, e.g., Bob and Anna May Miller’s wine and cheese parties and this election cycle’s Bill Prim events.
Republican elected officials have reciprocated, as one can see from this article about his 2013 fundraiser “Host Committee.”
Now Franks has the chance to nominate the man Gasser defeated for Road Commissioner, Bob Miller to the County Board.
Gasser also played a significant role in defeating Miller’s wife, Anna May Miller, in her bid for re-election.
However, County Board members must ratify any appointment that Franks makes.
There are twenty-three Republicans and one Democrat on the Board.