Jack Franks Sets Low-Cost, In-County Fundraiser for Oct. 28th

Jack Franks has a fundraising schedule, set during his State Rep. days, of a big ticket Chicago event and a low priced McHenry County one.

Invitations recently went out for the low-priced one ($40) for McHenry County folks.

The details are below:
As usual there is a Host Committee.

A quick check shows that the Republican County Board members who have appeared on past lists are missing this year.

Jack Franks 2017 Host Committee, A-K.

Jack Franks 2017 Host Committee, K-Z, plus Political Action Committees and unions.

There are people who claimed to be Republicans.

I see that former McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Bill LeFew is on the list. He has attended similar fundraisers in the past and, during his term of office, Franks had no GOP opponent.

Also on the list is former Marengo Mayor Don Lockhart. He endorsed Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman and was defeated when he ran for re-election.

Former Woodstock Mayor Alan Cornue, now a resident of Milwaukee, is listed at a “Host,” as is current Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager.

Former Mayor Frank Beatty, defeated by John Jacobson four and a half years ago is on the list.

Immediate past McHenry Mayor Sue Low is listed as well.

So is Algonquin Village President John Schmitt and Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley.

Former GOP State Rep. Jill Zwick, who ended her political career running as a Democrat for the Kane County Board, is a declared Franks’ supporter.

Fake Republican candidate Jeff Lichte, who ran against real Republican Steve Reick, again appears among the names on the Host Committee.

I see former County Board members Don Doherty, Randy Donley. and Bob Martens.

McHenry Alderman Victor Santi is on the list, as is Woodstock City Councilman RB Thompson.

Among businesses and unions listed are

  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Carpenters Local 2087
  • Heartland Realtor Association
  • IBEW Local 117
  • Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Illinois State Police Officer Command
  • Officer Association International
  • Union of Elevators Constructors
  • McHenry County Building Trades
  • Laborers Local 1035
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 265
  • UFCW Local 881


Jack Franks Sets Low-Cost, In-County Fundraiser for Oct. 28th — 10 Comments

  1. The establishment vs the taxpayer.

    Just like nationally there is no difference between the parties.

    More like the Harlem Globe Trotters needing a hapless opponent to look like there is an effort to play ball or “Govern”

    In Illinois its the R’s who pretend to fight while they plan their retirement on the taxpayer dime.

  2. thanks for the host list …. it’s going to come in handy when the enablers will be questioned.

  3. Franks should give FREE tickets to all the Section 8 transplants from Chicago he and his brother brought in to fill all their 4 flats and single family units they bought for a song in secret foreclosure sales.

  4. Note that his “host committee” includes the name of people deceased.

    In addition, I wonder if William Thome approved the listing of his wife’s family name as his hyphenated name?

  5. Some of us finally took a stand against people who called themselves Republicans, but openly supported Democrat candidates.

    That was step one.

    Step two is holding elected Republicans accountable when they govern as Democrats.

  6. March 15, 2016 Republican Primary for 63rd District State Representative.

    Jeffery Lichte – 6,057 votes

    Steve Reick – 8,829 votes


    Jack Franks received 10,052 votes as the unopposed Democrat candidate.


    source: Illinois State Board of Elections website

    http://www.elections.il.gov > Search Options > Election Results > Search > General Primary 2016 > Download Vote Totals

    On May 15, 2016 Jack Franks announced he was withdrawing as a candidate for 63rd District State Representative, and declared himself a candidate for McHenry County Board Chair.

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