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Richard Franson
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Former candidate for
Minnesota Secretary of State
Prior offices
Minneapolis City Council
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Campaign website
Richard "Dick" Franson was a Democratic candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State in the 2014 election. He lost in the Democratic primary on August 12, 2014.

Franson was also a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.


Franson received his bachelor's degree in Public Administration. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years and worked as a federal appraiser. He was also an alderman for the 12th Ward of Minneapolis for 15 years.[1]



See also: Minnesota secretary of state election, 2014

Franson was running for election to the office of Minnesota Secretary of State. He lost the Democratic nomination in the primary election on August 12. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Minnesota Secretary of State, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Simon 42.7% 65,634
Dick Franson 29.1% 44,700
Gregg A. Iverson 28.3% 43,478
Total Votes 153,812
Election Results via Minnesota Secretary of State.


See also: United States Senate elections in Minnesota, 2012

Franson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Minnesota. He was defeated by incumbent Amy Klobuchar in the Democratic primary.


Franson was a candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State in the 2010 election. He ran in the Democratic Party primary for the seat that is currently occupied by incumbent Democrat Mark Ritchie, but lost that election.

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Franson's reports.[2]

Dick Franson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[3]March 31, 2012$95.02$6,741.66$(6,741.66)$95.02
July Quarterly[4]June 30, 2012$95.02$8,731.84$(8,731.84)$95.02
Running totals

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