Richard "Dick" Franson
was a 2012 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate
Franson received his bachelor's degree in Public Administration. He served in the Army for 23 years and worked as a Federal Appraiser. He was also an alderman for the 12th Ward of Minneapolis for 15 years. 
- 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.
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.
|Dick Franson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$95.02||$6,741.66||$(6,741.66)||$95.02|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$95.02||$8,731.84||$(8,731.84)||$95.02|