Franks: One Out of Three Promises Kept

A letter to the Northwest Herald appeared today repeating that State Rep. Jack Franks has made three significant promises, only one of which he has kept.

The letter is published with the permission of Adam Liebmann:

Franks doesn’t always keep promises

With a move that surprised many McHenry County Republicans, Jack Franks made good on his promise to withdraw from the 63rd District race.

Let’s not forget, however, that Jack Franks has not always made good on his promises.

In 1998 Jack Franks made a pledge to serve only 3 terms as State Representative, but he failed to term limit himself and Franks is currently serving his 9th term in the Assembly.

Jack Franks bridled on the Dennis Miller radio show in Chicago when asked about term limits.  "“If you have newbies coming it, they’re going to get rolled," he told Miller.  "You bridle at that?" Miller replied.

In 2009, State Rep. Jack Franks defended no term limits on the Dennis Miller radio show in Chicago. When asked about term limits, he said, “If you have newbies coming it, they’re going to get rolled,” he told Miller. “You bridle at that?” Miller replied.

In 2014 Jack Franks was quoted in the Northwest Herald “I can promise I’m not running for county chairman.” McHenry County residents know that to be a lie.

The Northwest Herald headline from early June of 2014 about Jack Franks' promise not to run for McHenry County Board Chairman.

The Northwest Herald headline from early June of 2014 about Jack Franks’ promise not to run for McHenry County Board Chairman.

1 promise kept out of 3 isn’t a bad record, right? Did we really expect more from a career politician and Chicago Democrat like Jack Franks?


Comments

Franks: One Out of Three Promises Kept — 4 Comments

  1. Boy, the McHenry County GOP is so desperate they’re making parrots out of failed candidates’ husbands now?

    Kelly must not have been home…

  2. After one term, the little liar saw how easy it was collect contributions as an elected Rep.

    He started with ‘family’ money and soon found the purse strings are loosened significantly once one gets elected to office.

    Incumbents are ‘bought’ year after year.

    This is why we either need term limits or restrict political contributions to only people who can vote for the candidate and set the max at $500 per election.

    Campaign contributions for the little liar:

    1997 $15,499.68
    1998 $106,192.40
    1999 $103,574.26
    2000 $566,058.47
    2001 $107,210.45
    2002 $318,595.09

  3. The comment about ‘newbies
    Getting ROLLED’ just blows me
    Away.

    I’m sure there is a learning curve
    & plenty of sharks out doing circles
    Around the ‘newbies’ , but Franks
    Was one of the sharks.

    BUT, the ‘newbies’ still remember
    The people in their district who voted
    For them & want to make a difference.

    Career politicians counting their campaign
    Dollar contributions & listening to themselves talk forgot about us voters years ago in lieu of the photo, news or media op.

  4. One out of three ?

    That’s very good … for a Democrat.

    Hillary For Prison 2016.

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