Ray Franz

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Ray Franz
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Michigan House of Representatives District 101
In office
January 1, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Onekama Village Council
High schoolSalesian High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army, Vietnam
Years of service1968-1970
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Ray Franz is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 101 since January 1, 2011.

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.

Franz attended the Unviersity of Detroit until he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

Committee assignments


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


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



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.[1]

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


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.

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Franz raised $111,589 in contributions. [2]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Franz, Ray A $41,324
Bolger Restore Michigan Fund $5,000
2nd District Gop Cmte Of Michigan $5,000
Michigan Republican Party $5,000

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ray Franz received an 87% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


Franz has two children.

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