Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 39

In his quest to become the biggest, baddest political in McHenry County, State Rep. Jack Franks is running for Mchenry County Board Chairman.

He told reporters in May that he was dropping out of his reelection campaign for State Representative.

All but one reporter, that is.

On Sunday, May 15th, Pete Gonigam reported,

“Franks qualified that saying he’d give up the Rep. race if the Committee can pick another candidate who’s both ‘electable’ and holds a political outlook consistent with his own.”

Gonigam apparently caught Franks off-guard…before he honed the message he would later give all other reporters.

In any event, Franks hasn’t pulled out of the race.

Or has Jack Franks finally filed a Withdrawal of Candidacy statement?

Check whether Franks has filed the form yet, by clicking here.

Reboot Illinois’ Madeline Doubek wrote the following about what Jack Franks does in Springfield:

The Illinois Manufacturing Association selected this photo of Jack Franks to use when it criticized the Democrat for introducing a really large tax increase bill.

The Illinois Manufacturing Association selected this photo of Jack Franks to use when it criticized the Democrat for introducing a really large tax increase bill.

He makes loud speeches a lot; he rails from the floor; he asks for fiscal notes demanding to know what proposals cost.

He issues a lot of press releases about how he’s fighting for taxpayers, transparency, better government and preserving the American way of life.

That’s all easy to write; much tougher to do.

Franks acknowledged as much in talking about his decision not to seek re-election in the House in favor of a run at running the McHenry County board.

He talked about the political games of passing bills only to see them die in the other chamber or somewhere down the line.

One should remember that Franks is part of a really large Democratic Party majority in Springfield.

He won’t even have a vote if he is elected Chairman of the McHenry County Board.


Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 39 — 10 Comments

  1. The lyrics from a song made famous
    By Ray Charles“

    Hit the road JACK and don’t cha come back
    No more no more no more no more
    Hit the road JACK and don’t cha come back
    No more ! ! !

    ”Let’s not leave out this part of the song
    “Well I guess if you say so“I’ll have to pack my things and GO ! “

    Send Jack Franks the withdrawal forms
    For State Rep & County Board Chairman. TODAY ! ! !

  2. Ten great reasons to vote for a DEMOCRAT. Lying Jack Franks is a DEMOCRAT

    #10. I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve decided to marry my German Shepherd.

    #9. I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon 15% isn’t.

    #8. I vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

    #7. I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

    #6. I vote Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that gets police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.

    #5. I vote Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.

    #4. I vote Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care,education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it.

    #3. I vote Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrat Party sees fit.

    #2. I vote Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

    And, the #1 reason I vote Democrat is because I think it’s better to pay $billions$ for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher, or fish here in America. We don’t care about the beetles, gophers, or fish in those other countries.

    “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits”…Albert Einstein

    I know you all will appreciate this definition. The best description of Obama care so far:

    Remember when Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.”

    A physician called into a radio show and said: “That’s the definition of a stool sample.”

  3. lol Fierabras.

    Need something to lighten the mood in these serious times.

  4. Was it a political game when Democrat Jeffery Lichte ran as a Republican in the March 2016 63rd House Representative District primary against Steve Reick, and Democrat Hillary Clinton delegate Jack “Pension Benefit Hiker” Franks ran unopposed?

    With Jack Franks math, voting for a pension benefit hike is not voting for a tax hike.

    When in reality it is the worst type of tax hike, as unfunded or underfunded pension benefit hikes to pension systems already underfunded are contractual and cannot be diminished or impaired.

    Jack Franks and the Illinois General Assembly had a love affair obligating taxpayers to such pension benefit hiking contracts.

    Gee, I wonder why taxes keep going up.

    Pensions being the single largest fiscal problem in Illinois.

    The State Representatives, Senators, and Governors kept changing the pension rules in exchange for votes, campaign contributions, and campaign assistance.

    Illinois Pension Scam.

  5. You must realize that if he drops out of the race how that makes you all look? ha ha of course you don’t. lol

  6. It makess them look stoic and that they won a small victory in the long haul.

  7. Franks could drop out of either or neither races.

    If elected he could serve one or both positions.

    This is an attempt by Democrats to gain more political power in Illinois.

    Whereas before they only had 63rd District State Rep, now they could retain that seat and pick up McHenry County Board Chair.

    If he does drop out it might be at the last possible moment, to give the Republican candidate for 63rd District State Rep, Steve Reick, less time to research his opponent.

    This means the Republicans are currently at a disadvantage in that the Republican candidate is known, but the Democrat candidate is not known.

    And the Democrats already slammed Steve Reick in the primary.

    However, if the public is educated about all the gamws that have been played in this election cycle for 63rd District state Rep, and the elected McHenry County Board Chair position has always been about giving Jack Franks and thus the Democrats a chance to secure that position, when there was zero chance of the Board electing one of its Democrat members as McHenry County Board President, then maybe the Republicans can pick up one or both positions for which Jack Franks is currently running.

    There does not seem to be too big of a push by the Republicans to educate voters at this point, probably in no small part due to the number of hours worked per year by McHenry County Board members to qualify for a Board pension issue that Mr. Franks raised with the IMRF pension fund.

    Which in terms of overall County resident overall taxes is piddly, as Franks has voted for numerous unfunded and underfunded retiree healthcare legislative benefit hikes to pension and retiree healthcare systems that were already underfunded or unfunded.

    Which costs taxpayers much more than county board pensions.

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