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He is an Attorney with the Law Firm of Franks, Gerkin and McKenna.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=18285 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Franks]</ref>
 
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On November 4, 2008, Democrat Jack Franks won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 63. He ran unopposed receiving 44,977 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=22 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 7, 2006, Democrat Jack Franks won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 63 receiving 27,432 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=19 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006'']</ref>
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Revision as of 09:40, 27 July 2010

Jack D. Franks
Jack Franks.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 63
Incumbent
Assumed office
1999
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democrat
Profession Attorney
Website House site
Jack Franks (b. October 2, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives. He has represented the 63rd district since first winning election in November 1998.

Rep. Franks answers questions from students

Franks earned his JD from American University and BA from the University of Wisconsin.

He is an Attorney with the Law Firm of Franks, Gerkin and McKenna.[1]


Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Jack Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 63. He ran unopposed receiving 44,977 votes.[2]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 63 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jack D. Franks (D) 44,977

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Jack Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 63 receiving 27,432 votes.[3]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 63 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jack D. Franks (D) 27,432


Committee membership

Special Service Areas

In 2009, Franks is a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1555. SB 1555 would alter the way that taxes are imposed in Special Service Areas throughout the state.[4]

Current state law allows municipalities to create special service areas, or SSAs. SSAs can generate funding to build infrastructure projects that are intended to benefit a geographical area that is less than borders of a municipality. This can include sewer projects, street repairs and so on.

Property owners located within an SSAs pay more on their property taxes for a set period (usually 20 years) until bonds issued to pay for the project are repaid. Residents can stop a town or county from imposing an SSA by collecting signatures on a petition from 51% of the area's property owners of record and 51% of the registered voters within the SSA.

Franks objects to this. His legislation would require the municipality that wants to impose the tax to hold a vote before they impose the tax, rather than putting the burden of collecting signatures on those who oppose the tax. According to Frank, SB 1555 "would require the people who are trying to raise taxes on the citizens to prove that 51 percent of the people want their taxes raised."[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 63
1999–present
Succeeded by
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