Richard "Ben" Franklin

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Richard "Ben" Franklin
Candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27

Political party Republican
Profession Electrician and Mine Foreman
Richard "Ben" Franklin was a Republican candidate for District 27, West Virginia House of Delegates in the November 2, 2010 state legislative election.

Franklin was an electrician. He currently works in the automobile industry.[1]

Elections

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

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. [2][3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Sumner (R) 2,091 7.17%
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Ray Snuffer (R) 1,884 6.46%
Green check mark transparent.png John David O'Neal IV (R) 1,558 5.34%
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Eugene Franklin (R) 1,402 4.80%

Campaign themes

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.
  • Tourism
  • Conservative - Franklin is pro-life, pro-NRA, Anti-Gambling, and believes marriage is between a man and a woman.[1]

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