Ward Franz

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Ward Franz
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 151
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2012
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sSouthwest Baptist University
Master'sSouthwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987
Personal
Birthday06/03/1963
Place of birthJonesboro, AR
ProfessionJuvenile Officer
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ward Franz (b. June 3, 1963) is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 151 from 2005 to 2013. He served as Majority Caucus Leader.

Franz earned his M.A. in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and B.S. in Church Recreation/Speech Communications from Southwest Baptist University. He has worked as a juvenile officer.

Franz is a member of the First Baptist Church of West Plains, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Missouri State University - West Plains Boosters, and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Franz served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Franz served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Franz ran in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 33. Franz was defeated by Mike Cunningham in the August 7 primary election.[1][2]

Missouri State Senate, District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Cunningham 37.1% 11,874
Ward Franz 33% 10,551
Don Wells 29.9% 9,564
Total Votes 31,989

2010

On November 2, 2010, Franz won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ward Franz ran for District 151 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Kathleen Hensley and Robert Lee Mills.[3]

Ward Franz raised $23,420 for his campaign.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 151
Candidates Votes Percent
Ward Franz (R) 10,448 69.4%
Kathleen Hensley (I) 3,844 25.5%
Robert Lee Mills (C) 764 5.1%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Franz was up for re-election, he collected $37,714 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Franz, Phillip $3,000
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $2,500
Rightchoice Managed Care $1,500
Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives $1,300

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Ward Franz's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Ron Richards $1,500
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $1,000

Personal

Franz is married and has two children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri House of Representatives District 151
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Dennis Fowler (R)