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  |Name = Ray Franz
 
  |Name = Ray Franz
 
  |Profile picture = Ray Franz.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Ray Franz.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 101
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 101
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|December 31, 2016]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
  |Leadership =  
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  |Leadership = Associate Speaker Pro Tempore, Michigan House of Representatives
  |Years leadership =  
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  |Years leadership = 2015 - present
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Years leadership 2 =  
 
  |Years leadership 2 =  
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  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Next election =  
 
  |Prior office = Onekama Village Council
 
  |Prior office = Onekama Village Council
  |Prior office years = 1978-2006
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  |Prior office years = 1978 - 2006
 
  |Prior office 2 =  
 
  |Prior office 2 =  
 
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  |Prior office 2 years =  
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  |Other =  
 
  |Other =  
 
  |Military = United States Army, Vietnam
 
  |Military = United States Army, Vietnam
  |Years of service = 1968-1970
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  |Years of service = 1968 - 1970
 
  |Military 2 =  
 
  |Military 2 =  
 
  |Years of service 2  =  
 
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  |Birthday =  
 
  |Birthday =  
 
  |Place of birth =  
 
  |Place of birth =  
  |Profession = Business Owner
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  |Profession = Business owner
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=101
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  |Office website = http://repfranz.gophouse.org
 
  |Campaign website = http://rayfranz.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://rayfranz.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Ray Franz''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 101 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ray Franz''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 101.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Beginning in the 2015 session, Franz serves as an [[State House Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore|Associate Speaker Pro Tempore]].
  
Franz is the former owner of two grocery stores, Franz Market and a similar store in Bear Lake. Franz sold the stores in 2009 and 2009 respectively.
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==Biography==
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Franz attended the University of Detroit until he was drafted into the U.S. Army.  His professional experience includes owning two grocery stores.
  
Franz attended the Unviersity of Detroit until he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Franz served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2015
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Communications and Technology
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|Committee3 = Insurance
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|Committee4 = Regulatory Reform
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|Chair4 = Chair
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Franz served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Franz served on the following committees:
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Franz served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Franz served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD101 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Franz won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 101. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Allen O'Shea]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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Franz won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 101. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Allen O'Shea]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Franz won election to the District 101 Seat in 2010.  He defeated [[John Arens]] in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated [[Daniel Collins Scripps]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Franz won election to the District 101 seat in 2010.  He defeated [[John Arens]] in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated [[Daniel Collins Scripps]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Votebox |
 
{{Votebox |
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Franz
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|Full name=Ray Franz
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|year=2008
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|Editdate=June 13, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=65991 ''Follow the Money'', "Franz, Ray," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=260513
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 101]]
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|totalraised2010=111589
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 101]]
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|totalraised2008=151270
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|result2008=Lost
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|office2008=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008|Michigan State House, District 101]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Franz
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|full Name = Ray Franz
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139352
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 260513
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|org1 = House Republican Campaign Committee Of Michigan
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|org2 = Michigan Farm Bureau
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|org3 = Michigan Chamber Of Commerce
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|org4 = Michigan Republican Party
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|org5 = DTE Energy
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|orgamount1 = 64734
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Franz
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|full Name = Ray Franz
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126018
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 111589
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|org1 = Franz, Ray A
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|org2 = Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
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|org3 = 2nd District GOP Committee Of Michigan
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|org4 = Michigan Republican Party
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|org5 = Michigan Farm Bureau
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|orgamount1 = 41324
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 3000
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|}}
  
In 2010, Franz raised $111,589 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Franz
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|full Name = Ray Franz
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106645
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = lost
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 151270
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|org1 = Franz, Ray
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|org2 = 2nd District GOP Committee Of Michigan
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|org3 = Michigan Farm Bureau
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|org4 = Michigan 2010
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|org5 = Michigan Chamber Of Commerce
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|orgamount1 = 40150
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
  
His four largest contributors were:
 
 
{{legislative donor box}}
 
|-
 
| Franz, Ray A
 
| Align="Right" | $41,324
 
|-
 
| Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
 
| Align="Right" | $5,000
 
|-
 
| 2nd District Gop Cmte Of Michigan
 
| Align="Right" | $5,000
 
|-
 
| Michigan Republican Party
 
| Align="Right" | $5,000
 
|}
 
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ray + Franz + Michigan + 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=Ray+Franz+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ray Franz News Feed</rss>
 
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
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The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes'', "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Ray Franz''' received an '''87%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Ray Franz''' received an '''87%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Franz's endorsements included:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Franz has two children.
 
Franz has two children.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Ray + Franz + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ray+Franz+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ray Franz News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=101 House website]
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*[http://repfranz.gophouse.org Office website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105711 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://rayfranz.com/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105711 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000139/ray-franz/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIFranzRayA Profile from Vote-USA]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105711 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105711 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126018 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126018 2010]
  
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Ray Franz
Ray Franz.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 101
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Associate Speaker Pro Tempore, Michigan House of Representatives
2015 - present
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Onekama Village Council
1978 - 2006
Education
High schoolSalesian High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army, Vietnam
Years of service1968 - 1970
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ray Franz is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 101. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Beginning in the 2015 session, Franz serves as an Associate Speaker Pro Tempore.

Biography

Franz attended the University of Detroit until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. His professional experience includes owning two grocery stores.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Franz served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture
Communications and Technology
Insurance
Regulatory Reform, Chair

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Education, Vice-chair
Energy and Technology
Local Government
Michigan Competitiveness
Military and Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Tom Stobie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ray Franz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Franz then defeated Stobie in the general election.[1][2][3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 101 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRay Franz Incumbent 50.4% 18,639
     Democratic Tom Stobie 49.6% 18,319
Total Votes 36,958

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Franz won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 101. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Allen O'Shea (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 101, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRay Franz Incumbent 51% 25,198
     Democratic Allen O'Shea 49% 24,175
Total Votes 49,373

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Franz won election to the District 101 seat in 2010. He defeated John Arens in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Daniel Collins Scripps (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 101 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Franz(R) 19,386
Daniel Collins Scripps (D) 18,495

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Franz is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Franz raised a total of $523,372 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[9]

Ray Franz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 101 Won $260,513
2010 Michigan State House, District 101 Won $111,589
2008 Michigan State House, District 101 Defeated $151,270
Grand Total Raised $523,372

2012

Franz won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Franz raised a total of $260,513.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ray Franz's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Committee Of Michigan$64,734
Michigan Farm Bureau$5,000
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce$5,000
Michigan Republican Party$5,000
DTE Energy$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$260,513
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Franz won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Franz raised a total of $111,589.

2008

Franz lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Franz raised a total of $151,270.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ray Franz received an 87% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Franz's endorsements included:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[11]

Personal

Franz has two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Ray + Franz + Michigan + Legislature

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

Ray Franz News Feed

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Collins Scripps (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 101
2011 – Present
Succeeded by
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