State Rep. Jack Franks still has not filed the paperwork to get himself off the November ballot for re-election.
It’s been a month and a half since I figured out that Franks might well run for both offices at the same time.
The first clue, of course, was his reply to a question from report Pete Gonigam in the room where he was nominated to be the Democrats’ candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman.
On that day, 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.”
Then I started looking on the page at the Illinois State Board of Elections web site which reports candidates who have withdrawn their names from the fall election.
What anyone could have seen since May 15th is summed up in the title of the Zombie’s song,
“She’s not there“
(with apologies for the wrong gender).