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In April 2014, Franks voted against a "millionaires' tax", one of two Democrats in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|Illinois House]] to vote against the measure. “Our goal should be maximizing government efficiency and job growth, not pushing high-earners, and the taxes they pay, out the door,” Franks said in a statement. “With this governor, there is no taxation without misrepresentation. He would like to portray this as an issue of fairness, but I am confident that no one who is currently out of work would consider our state’s tax policies fair.”<ref>[http://watchdog.org/138274/illinois-millionaires-tax-dies-tax-plans-much-alive/ ''WatchDog.org'' "Illinois millionaires’ tax dies, but other tax plans very much alive," April 11, 2014]</ref>
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In April 2014, Franks voted against a "millionaires' tax", one of two Democrats in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|Illinois House]] to vote against the measure. “Our goal should be maximizing government efficiency and job growth, not pushing high-earners, and the taxes they pay, out the door,” Franks said in a statement. “With this governor, there is no taxation without misrepresentation. He would like to portray this as an issue of fairness, but I am confident that no one who is currently out of work would consider our state’s tax policies fair.”<ref>[http://watchdog.org/138274/illinois-millionaires-tax-dies-tax-plans-much-alive/ ''WatchDog.org'', "Illinois millionaires’ tax dies, but other tax plans very much alive," April 11, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==

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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.

Biography

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

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Jack D. Franks ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steven Reick ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Franks then defeated Reick in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives District 63, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJack D. Franks Incumbent 58.5% 18,271
     Republican Steven Reick 41.5% 12,938
Total Votes 31,209

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.[6][7][8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Franks is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Franks raised a total of $4,937,608 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[11]

Jack D. Franks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 63 Won $295,280
2010 Illinois State House, District 63 Won $1,921,496
2008 Illinois State House, District 63 Won $472,555
2006 Illinois State House, District 63 Won $429,593
2004 Illinois State House, District 63 Won $529,079
2002 Illinois State House, District 63 Won $494,938
2000 Illinois State House, District 63 Won $673,005
1998 Illinois State House, District 63 Won $121,662
Grand Total Raised $4,937,608

2012

Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Franks raised a total of $295,280.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack D. Franks's campaign in 2012
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$9,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$6,500
Pritzker, J B & M K$5,000
Pritzker, Mary Kathryn$5,000
Pritzker, J B & Mary Kathryn$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$295,280
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Franks raised a total of $1,921,496.

2008

Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Franks raised a total of $472,555.

2006

Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Franks raised a total of $429,593.

2004

Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Franks raised a total of $529,079.

2002

Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Franks raised a total of $494,938.

2000

Franks won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Franks raised a total of $673,005.

1998

Franks won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Franks raised a total of $121,662.

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."[12][13]

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.[13]

Issues

Millionaires' tax

In April 2014, Franks voted against a "millionaires' tax", one of two Democrats in the Illinois House to vote against the measure. “Our goal should be maximizing government efficiency and job growth, not pushing high-earners, and the taxes they pay, out the door,” Franks said in a statement. “With this governor, there is no taxation without misrepresentation. He would like to portray this as an issue of fairness, but I am confident that no one who is currently out of work would consider our state’s tax policies fair.”[14]

Personal

Franks and his wife, Deborah, have two children.[1]

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