The Mayors of McHenry County and Many Others Agree: Jack Franks is the Best Candidate for County Board Chairman and Lower our Taxes.
Hello, my name is Jack Franks – I’m a third generation resident of McHenry County and I have been honored to represent many McHenry County communities as a State Representative. I am proud of the work I have done, in partnership with so many residents, speaking out against taxes and waste in state government.
Now I am running for McHenry County Board Chairman to reduce property taxes, root out corruption, eliminate county government waste and fraud. Together we can build a stronger infrastructure and employment base in our county.
Democracy works best when citizens participate in the process, so please let me know your thoughts on how we can work together get McHenry County back on the right track. Since I took office, your support and ideas have been invaluable and we have accomplished much by working together.
As McHenry County Board Chairman, I will continue fighting for the things you and I both believe in. Together we can build a stronger McHenry County.
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About Jack Franks
A third-generation McHenry County resident who has made opposing tax increases and reforming government principles of his public service.
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Reducing Property Taxes
Jack Franks has never supported a tax increase in his 18 years as State Representative.
Rooting out Corruption
Politicians should not be gaming the system to profit from public service.
Eliminating Government Waste and Fraud
We can reduce property taxes if we make county government less wasteful.
Building a Stronger McHenry County
We need to improve infrastructure and employment to strengthen McHenry County.
The Latest Updates on Jack Franks and McHenry County
Published: Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 4:58 p.m. CST WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is moving forward with putting an advisory property tax freeze referendum question to voters, but backing off a plan to ask for two more aimed at government consolidation. Franks, D-Marengo, will ask board members Tuesday night to vote to put [Read More]
Published: Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 5:30 a.m. CST To the Editor: McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks epitomizes what it means to be a true public servant. Even though his term was ending in the General Assembly, he sprinted to the finish line, in his typical fashion, protecting the taxpayers. The recent Sunday front page exposé [Read More]
Illinois Review Wednesday, January 11, 2017 SPRINGFIELD – As one of his final House floor speeches before ending his term as state representative, Tuesday, Democrat Jack Franks of McHenry pled with his House colleagues to pass a bill he co-sponsored that would institute a statewide permanent property tax freeze. Franks said Illinois’ property taxes had become [Read More]
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 12:12 a.m. CST It will be up to the next General Assembly that gets sworn in Wednesday to decide whether Illinois property-tax rates should be frozen, but a bill that passed in the Illinois House gives backers hope that a freeze is politically possible. House Bill 6630, filed by Rep. Mark [Read More]
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 2:19 PM CST Springfield- In the final days of the “Lame Duck” session, a group of lawmakers, including Representative Sue Scherer are calling on legislators to stop any tax increases. Outgoing State Representative Jack Franks (D)-Marengo, led the charge in urging lawmakers to oppose any effort to raise taxes in the [Read More]
updated: 12/21/2016 5:13 PM Ahead of a roughly two-hour debate Tuesday centered around revisions to the McHenry County Board’s rules and structure, new Chairman Jack Franks posed a question to board members. “The overall issue is very simple,” he said. “Are we for reform, or not?” The county board went on to vote 23-0 in [Read More]
It’s happening. In the face of resistance, lies and outright hostility from McHenry County’s good-old-boy political class all throughout the summer and fall, Jack Franks ran a positive campaign dedicated to McHenry County taxpayers’ top concern: runaway property taxes. Now, less than six weeks after November’s elections, Jack Franks has already succeeded in substantially reducing [Read More]
Published: Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 1:08 a.m. CST Jack Franks appears to be taking the responsible approach as he is set to be sworn in Monday as the McHenry County Board’s first popularly elected chairman. A Democrat and longtime state representative, Franks has knocked heads numerous times in the past with the Republican-dominated County Board. But [Read More]
Dec 4, 2016 No one spends your money like you do. Of course, Illinoisans are stuck with politicians deciding how some of their money is spent. Voters then hold those politicians accountable for their actions. But what happens when they can’t? Welcome to the lame-duck session in Illinois’ General Assembly. In this legislative [Read More]
updated: 12/5/2016 5:09 PM Marking what several community leaders are calling a new era of McHenry County government, Jack Franks took office Monday as the first popularly elected county board chairman. It didn’t take long after being sworn into his new leadership role for the Marengo Democrat to begin executing the platforms on which he [Read More]
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 4:59 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 1:02 a.m. CST The odds of a lame-duck income tax increase, already pretty remote, became even more of a long shot with a significant majority of Illinois House lawmakers now on the record opposed to it. House Resolution 1494, which opposes any effort [Read More]
Published: Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 3:33 p.m. CST McHenry County Board Chairman-elect Jack Franks will not be stepping down early from his Illinois House seat, in the event that he has to oppose any effort to raise taxes in the upcoming lame-duck session. Franks, D-Marengo, will be sworn in next month as the first popularly-elected County [Read More]