It’s Independence Day Weekend and State Rep. Jack Franks still has not freed up a space on the Democratic Party ballot for someone to run in his place for State Representative now that he is running for McHenry County Board Chairman.
The original revolution had as its slogan,
No Taxation Without Representation
Franks’ slogan could be
You need me to represent you in Springfield and Woodstock
I guess he thinks there are not enough qualified folks for public office.
He would be right, but to suggest by your official candidate filings that only you can serve as State Representative and McHenry County Board Chairman strikes me as more than a bit immodest.
Not many humble politicians though.
In any event, readers know that Jack Franks has not withdrawn from his State Rep. race against Steve Reick.
And he is on the ballot for McHenry County Board Chairman.
Now he did tell reporter Pete Gonigam on May 15th something different from the “I’m not running again” statement he apparently gave all other reporters:
“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.”
Maybe Franks will drop out of the State Rep. race; maybe he won’t.
I have been trying to find a list of Jack’s accomplishments during his 18 years as a pure politician.
Can’t find any.
Could there be a reason for that?
Has he reduced our taxes?
Has he forced a balanced budget?
Has he reduced the outrageous spending in Springfield?
Has he done the right thing and relinquished his politicians pension for his part time work as a state legislator?
Has he voted to dethrone Madigan as speaker?
NO, he just votes his party line, as Madigan wants.
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You might want to check your search criteria on Google, John.
I know the internet is a tough thing to navigate for an old bag like yourself.
If you are actually using Google as a search engine – you are dumber than even I thought.
What is that goobledegook that you started out with?
It doesn’t say anything!
The Chicago Cook County Democrats headed by Michael Madigan, who Jack Franks votes to retain Madigan’s position as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, want to retain the 63rd District State Representative District currently held by Democrat Jack Franks, and pick up the inagrual McHenry County Board Chair position.
The ony possible way a Democrat could serve as head of the
McHenry County Board in 2017 was if McHenry County voters in a referendum chose to elect a McHenry County Board Chair, which they did, and Jack Franks successfully ran for the post, which he is attempting.
So will McHenry County voters help Michael Madigan and the Cook County Democrat machine in the upcoming November 8, 2016 general election.
Who do you think was responsible for gathering every single nominating petition for Democrat Jeffery Lichte running as a Republican in the 63rd District State Representative in the March 2016 Republican Primary?
Petition gatherers residing outside McHenry County.
Lichte lost and Reick prevailed in the 63rd State Representative District Republican primary election held in March 2016.
Franks was unopposed in the 63rd State Representative District Democrat primary election held in March 2016.
Then something very interesting happened in May 2016.
Only two months after the primary election.
Franks announced he was not going to seek reelection as 63rd District State Representative, a post he had held since 1999, but rather seek to be elected as McHenry County Board Chair.
But he gave a qualifying statement to one reporter at one newspaper, indicating there was the possibility he would seek reelection as State Representative 63rd District.
So as of right now he is seeking reelection as 63rd District State Representative.
Because he has not completed paperwork to withdraw from the 63rd District State Representative race.
But could complete the paperwork and drop out of that 63rd District State Representative race.
Or he could remain in both races.
And if elected he could serve both positions.
Or if elected someone else could be appointed to one of the positions.
So many possibilities.
Who loves lots of possibilities?
No accomplishments, just BS. Google is old school dweeb
I have forgotten more about IT than you will ever know
Take it easy on Moderate.
He has not had his treatments yet today
So cool, and it makes you totally believable.
Exactly how does a single vote force a balanced budget?