Jack D. Franks

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Jack D. Franks
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Illinois House of Representatives District 63
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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. 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]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Franks has been appointed to 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 is running for re-election to the 63rd District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012, and is unopposed in the November 6 general election as well.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Franks collected $1,921,496 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[5]

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.[6]

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

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.[7]

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."[7]

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Illinois House of Representatives District 63
1999–present
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