State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Margeno) is not running for re-election in his 63rd House district.
Instead, Franks intends to run for McHenry County board chairman. Jacks, who has served in the Illinois General Assembly since 1999, was selected Sunday by the McHenry County Democratic Party to go up against Michael Walkup, a Republican seeking the McHenry County board chairman position.
"The population of our county is declining because of poor leadership in the county that relies too much on raising our taxes and too little on making the tough choices to consolidate overlapping and duplicative government services. I have decided to enter the County Board Chairman's race because McHenry County deserves a proven tax fighter as chairman. I have spent my public career fighting all tax increases, and it's that commitment that I will take to the county," Franks stated.
August is the deadline for McHenry County Democratic Party officials to pick a candidate to compete in the election for the state's 63rd House district. Republican Steven Reick is currently vying for the Illinois House seat.