Jamie Franks

Jamie Franks DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Jamie FranksDEMDemocrat American politician
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James Franks (born December 26, 1972 in Mooreville, Mississippi) was the Chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party and a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the state's 19th district from 2000 through 2007. His district included Lee, Itawamba and Tishomingo Counties. He was the Democratic nominee for the office of Lieutenant Governor in the 2007 General Election, but was defeated by Republican State Auditor Phil Bryant on November 6, 2007. Bryant won with 59 percent of the vote. The Mississippi Clarion-Ledger named Franks as a potential candidate in the special election to fill the seat of resigned U.S. House member Roger Wicker but Franks declined to run. Franks is a native of Mooreville, Mississippi and is an attorney. He was married to the former Alisa Parkman of Hinds County, and they have two sons. He is a member of the Church of God.

Education4 - 4 of 2
University Of Mississippi
BA Political Science
Mississippi College of Law
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Mississippi State House of Representatives
1996 - 2007
Criminal and Youth Court Defense
North Mississippi Horticulture Service
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
National Shoot to Retrieve Association
Houston Birdhunters' Club