Party affiliation: Democrat
Jack Darrow Franks, American lawyer, state legislator. Bar: Illinois 1989, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1989, United States District Court District of Columbia 1990. Named Ten Outstanding Young People, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 2000; Legislator of Year Award, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 2001; Legislator of Year Award, Illinois Bankers Association, 2003.
London School of Economics, London, England. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Bachelor of Arts, with honors and distinction, 1985). American University, Washington College of Law (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1989).
Articles Editor, Administrative Law Journal, 1988-1989. Member, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, since 1989. Spoken languages: Portuguese and Spanish.
Associate Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon, Chicago, 1989. Attorney Law Firm of Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, since 1993. Member District 63 Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois, since 1999.
Board directors The Bricton Group, Northbrook, Illinois, Al Gelato Ice Cream, Franklin Park, Illinois.