Patronage is Lying Jack Franks' Game


Lying Jack Franks acted quickly when he requested patronage hiring of family and friends after Rod Blagojevich was sworn in as Governor in January 2003.

Lying Jack Franks promptly slandered Rod Blagojevich after a federal investigation on patronage hiring was revealed.

Released by the governor’s office, a February 2003 memo written by Lying Jack Franks illustrates Lying Jack Franks’ belief that government works for Jack and his family and friends.

Lying Jack Franks’ family members were at the top of the patronage memo

#1: Deborah Wolf Franks (Jack’s wife)

#2: Herbert H. Franks (Jack’s father) was appointed to the Illinois Court Commission

#3: David B. Franks (Jack’s brother)

How much have taxpayers shelled out to fill the pockets of patronage hires?

#4: John Bartman, was given a job at IDOT in 2003 where Bartman has collected more than $500,000 in taxpayer funded salary, and will earn millions more in pension benefits from Illinois residents.

#6: Erin O’Connell-Diaz was appointed to two terms as Commissioner of the Illinois Commerce Commission, from 2003 – 2013 and has earned more than $900,000 during her terms on the ICC.

#11: Bill Clow has been a Director of Community Outreach for Harvard School District 50, earning him over $700,000 in salary since 2005 (and who knows what influence Lying Jack Franks had on this hire)


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