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Franks earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. from American University. His professional experience includes working as 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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Franks earned his JD from American University and BA from the University of [[Wisconsin]].
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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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==Special Service Areas==
 
 
In 2009, Franks is a co-sponsor of [[Illinois Senate Bill 1555 (2009)|Senate Bill 1555]].  SB 1555 would alter the way that taxes are imposed in Special Service Areas throughout the state.<ref name=franks>[http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2009/06/17/r_movycqqaqvycuq23gwwbsq/index.xml ''Northwest Herald'', "Johnsburg residents question funding source for SSA appeal case", June 19, 2009]</ref>
 
 
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."<ref name=franks/>
 
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==

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Jack D. Franks
Jack Franks.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 63
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, 1985
J.D.American University, 1989
Personal
BirthdayOctober 2, 1963
Place of birthBelvidere, IL
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jack Franks (b. October 2, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 63. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Franks earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. from American University. His professional experience includes working as an Attorney with the Law Firm of Franks, Gerkin and McKenna.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Franks served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Accountability & Administrative Review
Bio-Technology, Vice-chair
Business Growth & Incentives
International Trade & Commerce, Vice-chair
Public Utilities
State Government Administration, Chair
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Franks served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Franks served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Franks won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 63. Franks was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJack D. Franks Incumbent 100% 35,349
Total Votes 35,349


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Franks won re-election to the 63rd District seat against Republican John O'Neill. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Illinois House of Representatives, District 63 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jack D. Franks (D) 23,429 63.92%
John O'Neill (R) 13,222 36.08%

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.[5]

Illinois 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.[6]

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

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Franks collected $1,921,496 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack D. Franks's campaign in 2010
Franks, Eileen$450,000
Franks, Herbert H$250,000
Franks, Deborah$200,000
Kling, Steven W$100,000
Lindow, Helen$50,000
Total Raised in 2010 $1,921,496

2008

In 2008, Franks collected $472,555 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $15,000
Trench It Inc. $13,500
J.B. & Mary Kathryn Pritzker $11,750
PLS Financial $10,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $9,130

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[9][10]

2012

Franks received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

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