Democrat Jack Franks refused to participate in the in-person interview conducted by the Daily and Northwest Heralds.
Franks chickened out.
Instead the papers allowed him to provide a written statement and when Republican opponent Mike Buehler scored points, the NWH even had its reporter call Franks for rebuttals.
The NWH headline, however, gives no indication that Franks did not appear in person:
McHenry County Board chairman candidates talk collaboration, lowering property taxes
In a rebuttal to Beuhler’s saying he would like to lower county expenditures without cutting essential services, the NWH reported, Franks “plans to continue looking for ways in which various departments of county government can run more efficiently.”
As McHenry County Circuit Clerk Kathy Keefe pointed out in her speech to Republicans in Huntley on Wednesday night,
“Jack Franks likes to take credit [for savings], but it’s departments like our own and the State’s Attorney and the Sheriff that made the cuts.”