Richard "Ben" Franklin
|Richard "Ben" Franklin|
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27
|Profession||Electrician and Mine Foreman|
Franklin was an electrician. He currently works in the automobile industry.
Franklin was defeated for District 27 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was one of nine candidates running for the five positions in District 27. He was opposed in the general election by Democrat incumbents Virginia Mahan, Rick Moye, Sally Matz Susman and William Wooton; Democrat Mel Kessler; Republican incumbent Linda Sumner, and Republican Rick Snuffer and John David O'Neal. Only the top five vote-getters were elected. 
|West Virginia State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Linda Sumner (R)||2,091||7.17%|
|Richard Ray Snuffer (R)||1,884||6.46%|
|John David O'Neal IV (R)||1,558||5.34%|
|Richard Eugene Franklin (R)||1,402||4.80%|
Franklin lists the following priorities:
- Education - Believes teacher salaries and retirements should be getting better.
- Clean Coal mining - Believes that coals is West Virginia's most reliable resource and should build a coal to gas plant to increase tax revenue.
- Conservative - Franklin is pro-life, pro-NRA, Anti-Gambling, and believes marriage is between a man and a woman.
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Official list of West Virginia's November 2, 2010 candidates
- West Virginia House of Delegates official candidate list