Ray Franz

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Ray Franz
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 101
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/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
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.

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

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

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.[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

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ray Franz received an 87% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Personal

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
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