Ray Franz

Biographical Information

Born: January 28, 1948 in Detroit
Marital Status: Single
Children: Mark Franz, Jeffrey Franz
Education: Graduate, Salesian High School, Detroit, MI; Attended University of Detroit until drafted. Major area of study: Education
Employment/Military Record: Served in the United States Army from 1968-1970. Vietnam. Bronze Star. Moved to Onekama and purchased local grocery store in 1978. Owner, Franz Market for 30+ years. Partner, Bear Lake IGA for 11+ years.
Community Activities: Served 29 years on the Onekama Village Fire Department. Served four years as Chief. Charter Member of the Rescue Squad/ Medical First Responder. Life Member, VFW. Life Member, NRA. Former member, Onekama Lions Club. 5 sport H.S./M.S official - 12 years.
Religion: Roman Catholic

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House Associate Speaker Pro Tempore (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2016)
House (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2016)
Other Offices: Served as State Representative from the 101st. House District from 2011-2016. Appointed to the Onekama Village Council in 1978 and re-elected serving for 29 years. Village President, 2000-2006.

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 35th District 2018
Primary Vote: 9,424 of 40,276 (23%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan (blanket endorsement), Michigan Realtors

Michigan House 101st District 2014
General Vote: 18,639 of 36,958 (50%)
Primary Vote: 8,872 of 8,872 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Small Biz PAC, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC, Great Lakes Education Project, Right to Life of Michigan, National Federation of Independent Business, Michigan Townships Association Political Action Committee, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

Michigan House 101st District 2012
General Vote: 25,198 of 49,373 (51%)
Primary Vote: 13,277 of 13,277 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 101st District 2010
General Vote: 19,386 of 37,880 (51%)
Primary Vote: 10,208 of 14,021 (72%)

Michigan House 101st District 2008
General Vote: 20,746 of 51,725 (40%)
Primary Vote: 4,873 of 13,366 (36%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Political Activities: Served as Deputy Township Treasurer. Served many years as Street Administrator and Sewer Lagoon Operator. Served on the Tax Board of Review for many years, often as Chair. Recently appointed to the Onekama Village Council to fill an unexpired term ending December, 2018.

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