Candidate Profile: John Franck for Commissioner of Accounts

We’re providing quick perspectives on our endorsed candidates in the week leading up to the election on November 5. Remember to vote Row A for John Franck and our other endorsed candidates when you go to the polls.

John FranckJohn P. Franck is the seven-term Commissioner of Accounts for the City of Saratoga Springs .In his office, he acts as the City Assessor, City Clerk, Purchasing Agent, Insurance Officer, Records Management Officer, and Register of Vital Records.

Here’s what John Franck told us when asked about the accomplishments of his team:

To protect the public and reduce the City’s exposure to lawsuits, John’s risk management team worked with Skidmore risk & safety interns to map City roadways, intersections and sidewalks and identify priorities for repair and replacement. John’s assessment office handled the fewest grievances in a quarter-century last year – just 41 (out of 11,000+ properties’ assessed values). John also helped resolve a permit issue so enterprising kids can continue selling water bottles to summer racing fans. Recently, his office has helped many senior homeowners cope with changes in the STAR exemption program so that City residents can continue to benefit.