Frank Metzger

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Frank Metzger
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 13
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Place of birthNew Jersey
ProfessionRetired ironworker
Frank Metzger was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Illinois. Metzger was defeated by incumbent Timothy Johnson in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[1]


Metzger is a native of New Jersey.[2]


Metzger served in the U.S. Navy during the 1960s, including two tours of duty in Vietnam.[2] Metzger is a retired ironworker who now runs Trees, Trees and More Trees in Glen Carbon, Illinois.[2]



See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Metzger ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 13th District. Metzger sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. [3] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Metzger and candidate Michael Firsching were defeated by incumbent Timothy Johnson in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. [1] The Democratic primary between candidates David Gill and Matt Goetten was incredibly close, and in the end Gill narrowly beat out Goetten.[1]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Johnson Incumbent 68.7% 35,655
Frank Metzger 18.4% 9,571
Michael Firsching 12.9% 6,706
Total Votes 51,932


Metzger moved to the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area about 15 years ago.[2]

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