There was a time with State Rep. Jack Franks was pumping for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor.
Indeed I thought that might be his goal when he decided to leave the Illinois House to run for McHenry County Board Chairman.
He could argue he had won in a Republican County.
But, maybe he was just trying to get out of the long drive the Springfield for his part-time job there.
Driving from Marengo to Woodstock for his current part-time job is certainly an easier trip.
Now comes outside evidence that the Democratic Party’s County Chairman’s Association has not included Jack Franks in the straw poll of potential gubernatorial candidates.From Capitol Fax:
The candidates included in the first straw poll are (in alphabetical order):
- State Senator Daniel Biss
- Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
- Congresswoman Robin Kelly
- Chris Kennedy
- State Senator Andy Manar
- Alderman Ameya Pawar
- J.B. Pritzker
- State Senator Kwame Raoul
- City Treasurer Kurt Summers