Difference between revisions of "Mary Franson"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - '| Public Fund' to '| Public Fund')
m (Text replace - "===Campaign Themes===" to "===Campaign themes===")
(26 intermediate revisions by 6 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Short office holder          |
+
{{Polinfobox
name                = Mary Franson |
+
|Project = SLP
profile image      = Mary Franson.JPG |
+
|Name = Mary Franson
  political position  = [[Minnesota House of Representatives| Minnesota House, District 11B]] |
+
|Profile picture = Mary Franson.JPG
incumbency          = Incumbent |
+
|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives District 8B
assumed office      = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 4, 2011]] |
+
|Status = Incumbent
term ends          = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 4, 2013]] |
+
|Tenure = 2011 - present
political party    = [[Republican]]|
+
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 6, 2015]]
profession          = Legislator|
+
|Assumed office = 2011
  website             = [http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15347 House site] |
+
|Political party = Republican
}}{{tnr}}'''Mary Franson''' (b. March 1, 1977) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing the District 11B. Franson was elected to the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]] in 2010.
+
|Leadership =
 +
|Years leadership =
 +
|Leadership 2 =
 +
|Years leadership 2 =
 +
|Leadership 3 =
 +
|Years leadership 3 =
 +
|Leadership 4 =
 +
|Years leadership 4 =
 +
|Leadership 5 =
 +
|Years leadership 5 =
 +
|Base salary = $31,140.90/year
 +
|Per diem = $66/day
 +
|Pension =
 +
|Last election = [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 +
|Appointed =
 +
|Appointed by =
 +
|First elected = [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 +
|Term limits =
 +
|Next election = November 4, 2014
 +
|Prior office =
 +
|Prior office years =
 +
|Prior office 2 =
 +
|Prior office 2 years =
 +
|Prior office 3 =
 +
|Prior office 3 years =
 +
|High school =
 +
|Associate's =
 +
|Bachelor's = University of Minnesota
 +
|Master's =
 +
|J.D. =
 +
|Ph.D. =
 +
|M.D. =
 +
|Other =
 +
|Military =
 +
|Years of service =
 +
|Military 2 =
 +
|Years of service 2 =
 +
|Citations =
 +
|Birthday = March 1, 1977
 +
|Place of birth =
 +
|Profession = Credit Representative/Licensed Childcare Provider
 +
|Religion =
 +
|Office website = http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15347
 +
|Campaign website = http://fransonforstatehouse.com/
 +
|Personal website =
 +
}}{{tnr}}'''Mary Franson''' (b. March 1, 1977) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 8B since 2013. She previously represented District 11B from 2011 to 2013.
  
 
Prior to her time in the legislature, Franson worked as a Credit Representative with AT&T. She is also a licensed childcare provider.
 
Prior to her time in the legislature, Franson worked as a Credit Representative with AT&T. She is also a licensed childcare provider.
  
 
Franson graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Humanities.
 
Franson graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Humanities.
 +
 +
==Issues==
 +
===Campaign themes===
 +
Franson's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://fransonforstatehouse.com/ "fransonforstatehouse," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
 +
 +
'''Strengthening our Economy'''
 +
*Excerpt:"Mary believes state government should hold the line on tax increases and live within its means – just like families in Douglas and Otter Tail counties do every day."
 +
'''Job Creation is a Top Priority'''
 +
*Excerpt:"Mary has worked to remove regulations that stifle business growth and expansion. When our small-town main streets prosper, we all prosper!"
 +
'''Making Good Schools Even Better'''
 +
*Excerpt:"Mary Franson will work to secure fair education funding and ensure there is reform and accountability for every dollar spent. Mary supports high academic standards and challenging coursework to prepare students to compete in the global economy."
 +
'''Standing Up for Family Farmers and Agriculture'''
 +
*Excerpt:"Mary knows farmers are the best stewards of the land. She will work to roll back excessive state regulations and ensure the PCA, DNR and Department of Agriculture serve as partners who assist – not hinder – farmers and their ag operations."
 +
'''Ensuring Affordable Health Care'''
 +
*Excerpt:"Minnesota has the best health care in the world, but we need to make it more accessible and affordable through competition in the health insurance market – not through a government takeover. Government-run health care limits treatment options and leads to rationing."
 +
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 +
===2013-2014===
 +
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Franson served on the following committees:
 +
 +
{{Committee Assignments
 +
|State = Minnesota
 +
|year = 2013
 +
|Chamber = House of Representatives
 +
|Committee1 = Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
 +
|Committee2 = Health and Human Services Policy
 +
|Committee3 = Higher Education Finance and Policy
 +
|Committee4 =
 +
|Committee5 =
 +
}}
 +
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Franson has been appointed to these committees:
+
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Franson served on these committees:
* [[Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Minnesota House of Representatives|Agriculture and Rural Development]]
+
 
* [[Health and Human Services Finance Committee, Minnesota House of Representatives|Health and Human Services (Finance)]]
+
{{Committee Assignments
* [[Health and Human Services Reform Committee, Minnesota House of Representatives|Health and Human Services (Reform)]]
+
|Collapse= Yes
 +
|State = Minnesota
 +
|year = 2011
 +
|Chamber = House of Representatives
 +
|Committee1 = Agriculture and Rural Development  
 +
|Committee2 = Health and Human Services Finance  
 +
|Committee3 = Health and Human Services Reform  
 +
|Committee4 =
 +
|Committee5 =
 +
}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 +
===2012===
 +
 +
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 +
Franson won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 8B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7 and defeated [[Bob Cunniff]] (D) in the general election on November 6.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/enr/enr/home/1 Minnesota Secretary of State]</ref><ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11802 ''Minnesota Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
 +
 +
{{Election box 2012
 +
|Collapse =
 +
|Chamber = Minnesota House of Representatives, District 8B, General Election
 +
|party1 = Republican
 +
|party2 = Democratic
 +
|party3 =
 +
|winner1 = Mary Franson
 +
|Inc1 = Y
 +
|candidate2 = Bob Cunniff
 +
|candidate3 =
 +
|votes1 = 10640
 +
|votes2 = 10629
 +
|votes3 =
 +
}}
 +
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
Line 53: Line 157:
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 +
===2012===
 +
{{State leg donor}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Franson raised $23,439 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
 
In 2010, Franson raised $23,439 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
Line 66: Line 172:
 
| Align="Right" | $1,300
 
| Align="Right" | $1,300
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 +
==Recent news==
 +
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Mary + Franson + Minnesota + Legislature'''
 +
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 +
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Mary+Franson+Minnesota+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Mary Franson News Feed</rss>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Line 73: Line 184:
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15347 House website]
 
*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15347 House website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123109 Project Vote Smart biography]
+
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123109 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123109 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
+
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123109 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=129940 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=129940 2010]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/fransonforstatehouse Facebook profile]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/fransonforstatehouse Facebook profile]
Line 83: Line 194:
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = [[Mary Ellen Otremba]] (DFL) | title = Minnesota House of Representatives District 11B | years = 2011–present | after = NA}}
+
{{succession box | before = [[Roger Crawford]] (R) | title = Minnesota House of Representatives District 8B | years = 2011–present | after = NA}}
 +
{{succession box | before = [[Mary Ellen Otremba]] (DFL) | title = Minnesota House of Representatives District 11B | years = 2011–2013 | after = [[Tim Faust]] (DFL)}}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}
  
 
{{Minnesota House of Representatives}}
 
{{Minnesota House of Representatives}}
{{Minnesota stub}}
+
{{Minnesota}}
  
 
[[Category:Current member, Minnesota House of Representatives]]
 
[[Category:Current member, Minnesota House of Representatives]]
Line 99: Line 211:
 
[[Category:2010 candidate]]
 
[[Category:2010 candidate]]
 
[[Category:Minnesota]]
 
[[Category:Minnesota]]
 +
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W|General=W|Unopposedboth=|Unopposed=Y|}}

Revision as of 13:49, 10 May 2013

Mary Franson
Mary Franson.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives District 8B
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayMarch 1, 1977
ProfessionCredit Representative/Licensed Childcare Provider
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mary Franson (b. March 1, 1977) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 8B since 2013. She previously represented District 11B from 2011 to 2013.

Prior to her time in the legislature, Franson worked as a Credit Representative with AT&T. She is also a licensed childcare provider.

Franson graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Humanities.

Issues

Campaign themes

Franson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Strengthening our Economy

  • Excerpt:"Mary believes state government should hold the line on tax increases and live within its means – just like families in Douglas and Otter Tail counties do every day."

Job Creation is a Top Priority

  • Excerpt:"Mary has worked to remove regulations that stifle business growth and expansion. When our small-town main streets prosper, we all prosper!"

Making Good Schools Even Better

  • Excerpt:"Mary Franson will work to secure fair education funding and ensure there is reform and accountability for every dollar spent. Mary supports high academic standards and challenging coursework to prepare students to compete in the global economy."

Standing Up for Family Farmers and Agriculture

  • Excerpt:"Mary knows farmers are the best stewards of the land. She will work to roll back excessive state regulations and ensure the PCA, DNR and Department of Agriculture serve as partners who assist – not hinder – farmers and their ag operations."

Ensuring Affordable Health Care

  • Excerpt:"Minnesota has the best health care in the world, but we need to make it more accessible and affordable through competition in the health insurance market – not through a government takeover. Government-run health care limits treatment options and leads to rationing."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Franson served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Health and Human Services Policy
Higher Education Finance and Policy

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Franson won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 8B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7 and defeated Bob Cunniff (D) in the general election on November 6.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 8B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Franson Incumbent 50% 10,640
     Democratic Bob Cunniff 50% 10,629
Total Votes 21,269

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Franson won election to the District 11B Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Amy Hunter (DFL) and Bert Pexsa (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Amy Hunter (DFL) 5,147 32.88%
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Franson (R) 7,798 49.81%
Bert Pexsa (Independence) 2,680 17.12%
Write-In 29 0.19%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Franson raised $23,439 in contributions.[6]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,085
Todd County Republican Party $1,300

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Mary + Franson + Minnesota + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

Personal

Franson has three children.

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Crawford (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 8B
2011–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 11B
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tim Faust (DFL)