“Headline Bill” King Jack Franks Raises Shield against GOP Opponent Steve Reick’s Attack against Franks’ Breaking of 1998 Term Limits’ Pledge

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Legislation was introduced by abortion proponents to allow mothers of newborns to bring their babies to police departments without penalty.

You can tell when an issue is bothering a politician.

When abortion supporters wanted “cover,” they sponsored a bill that would allow new mothers to drop their babies off at police departments.

Nice warm and fuzzy bill that had minimal, if any, impact on abortion.

Having been concentrating on my own campaign for re-election in 1998, I didn’t pay much attention to Jack Franks’.

It was his first time up and he was willing to make a term limits promise to get elected.

I didn’t get a hint that he might be nervous about the issue until I heard him on the Dennis Miller Show on WIND on November 10, 2009.  Franks had been in office over ten years then.  See

Jack Franks “Bridles” at Dennis Miller’s Suggestion of Term Limits

Then, on October 30, 2014, GOP opponent Steve Reick called Franks out on having broken his 1998 promise to serve only three terms. See

Jack Franks Breaks Term Limit Pledge

Reick did the research and found not one, but two 1998 articles from the Northwest Herald reporting Franks’ term limits’ pledge.

The day after the fall election, Jack Franks

The day after the fall election, Jack Franks was reported to have said he would only serve three terms.

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

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

I found two eyewitnesses as well, who are quoted in the article.

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 Route 14 Woodstock sign that promoted Mike Tryon and Pam Althoff appeared a message about from Republican Steve Reick’s pointing out that Democrat Jack Franks broke his 1998 term limits pledge.

With the undeniable breaking of his term limits’ pledge, Rep. Franks is now trying to deflect public attention by introducing legislation to require an advisory referendum next spring–after the fall election against Reick.

The Associated Press is running a story about it on its national wire, but without having done any research that might give a hint as to Franks’ motivation.

No mention is made of Franks’ conversion after almost sixteen years in office.

For Steve Reick’s take on Franks’ new position, see

Term Limits For Thee, But Not For Me


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“Headline Bill” King Jack Franks Raises Shield against GOP Opponent Steve Reick’s Attack against Franks’ Breaking of 1998 Term Limits’ Pledge — 5 Comments

  1. Franks is a FRAUD.

    He’s always been a fraud.

    He has pulled the wool over the eyes of so many people flipping on virtually every issue.

    Even he knows he’s a fraud; he’s intentially deceiving.

    He’s mastered the art.

    The sad thing is the local Republican politicians almost respect him for it and he’s the darling of the media.

    So, the electorate will continue to elected the fraud.

  2. I remember Don Manzullo promising to serve no more than 6 terms and getting the endorsement from The Term Limits organization.

    I beleive he served nine terms and lost going for a tenth.

    The best term limit policy is what happened to Cantor: if you forget your constituents, you lose.

  3. Then they shouldn’t make such campaign pledges.

    Mr. Nelson, you seem to be a supporter of Franks.

    Was he wrong in 1998 or was Franks wrong today?

    Which of the two are you excusing?

  4. Jacko’s years of slick phoniness is catchin’ up w/ him.

    Hey, Jacko, just get Daddy Warbucks to write those big fat checks for some statewide office campaign ……. oh, that’s right, you flip-flopped on homosexual ‘marriage’ get your 30 pieces of silver from PersonalPac, or do they have funding prospects in mind?

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