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:
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.