Jack Franks Breaks Term Limit Pledge

Republican candidate for State Representative Steve Reick is calling incumbent Democrat out for breaking his 1998 campaign promise only to serve three terms.

Reick has posted a sign on Route 14 between town and Centegra Hospital that says,

State Representative District 63

Reick

You can make it happen Steve463.com

On the sign that promoted Mike Tryon and Pam Althoff now appears a message about from Republican Steve Reick pointing out that Democrat Jack Franks broke his term limits pledge.

On the sign that promoted Mike Tryon and Pam Althoff now appears a message about from Republican Steve Reick pointing out that Democrat Jack Franks broke his term limits pledge.

Below in movable type, it says,

8 TERMS AGO
JACK FRANKS PROMISED
TO RUN FOR ONLY 3

How can it be that no one has pointed this out?

The primary election results for State Representative the year Jack Franks first won office.

The primary election results for State Representative the year Jack Franks first won office.

Kathy Klocek of Woodstock remembers Franks’ first campaign:

“Back whenever Jack Franks was running for the first time for State Rep for District 63, he debated Ann Hughes and Steve Verr at Hussman Elementary in Crystal Lake.

“I was in the audience and heard him say that if elected, he pledged to run for only three terms.

“I suspected that was something I would need to remember so I could hold him to it when he ran for more than three terms.

“What is he up to now, 6 terms, or 7?”

Another resident, Mark Shepherd of Hebron had a similar memory:

“When Jack first ran for office, he had a breakfast fund raiser.  Paul Simon was a guest speaker.

“Jack stood on the gazebo on the Woodstock square and said

‘I’m in favor of term limits, I don’t need a pension I have a good job in Marengo.’

“In this speech he stated the state is spending more than it takes in, and that has to stop. I’m guessing there was over 100 people there when he spoke to the crowd. This event was the start of the good old boys black balling Republicans that attend this breakfast.

“Don’t know if this helps but I was there.

“Dale Carlson was playing the piano during the meal.

“So many people attended the place was to small, so people were asked to eat and go wait on the park in the Square.”

Both witnesses are Republicans, so some might doubt their memories.

For those, take a look at the following articles that appeared that year in the Northwest Herald:

On September 28, 1998, the Northwest Herald reported that Jack Franks

On September 28, 1998, the Northwest Herald reported that Jack Franks “pledged to hold himself to three terms in the Illinois House.”

The day after the fall election, Jack Franks

The day after the fall election, the Northwest Herald reported in which he edged out appointed incumbent Mike Brown, “Franks, a political newcomer, has said he plans to serve only three terms if elected.”


Comments

Jack Franks Breaks Term Limit Pledge — 13 Comments

  1. Mr. Reick should come out with a new call to everyone, “You must Go Jack Go”.

    I am not surprised, that he did not keep that promise.

  2. I remember Dale Carlson, boy could play the piano.

    If I remember correctly, he was in the group of Republicans for Franks, I wonder what he thinks now.

    Really good man, would love to hear from him on this blog.

  3. You mean disbarred Dale. What does if matter what Dale thinks?

    Jack brings more to Mchenry Co than the other local reps combined.

    It just burns the local GOP that They had a lock on the seat until they figured they would put their lackie in the job and people decided to vote for an energetic young guy rather than the old drunk.

    I don’t like everything Jack supports but in the entirely he helps the local area due to his status in the House.

    Face it people he is a powerhouse and that works for us.

    Reick would be just another paycheck with no impact or ability to bring it back to McHenry county.

  4. You must know how to lie to be a politician.

    A good example of a seasoned liar is the socialist dictator in the white house.

  5. Let me see if I understand this, Republican candidate for State Representative Steve Reick is upset because of a promise State Representative Jack Franks made approximately 15 years ago only to serve three terms, which was 8 terms ago.

    I certainly hope this is some kind of a joke made by candidate Reick.

    If this is not a joke, candidate Reick made himself look like a joke.

    Candidate Reick is clearly stating that he has NO chance in winning as long as State Representative Jack Franks remains in this position.

    If we the Republicans want to defeat Representative Jack Franks, we need to find a candidate that is a worthy opponent.

    This Joke is an embarrassment to all of us Republicans!

  6. Don Manzulo said he was in favor of term limits too when he ran.

    I guess he was referring limits for others not himself.

    Thy say lots of things when they 1st run for office, not everyone remembers couple years later. 🙂

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