Ray Franz

Ray Franz REPRepublican

American politician in Michigan

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Ray FranzREPRepublican American politician in Michigan
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Ray Franz is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives first elected in November 2010 and re-elected in 2012. He was term-limited in 2016 and was succeeded by fellow Republican Curt VanderWall. Ray Franz advertised his political campaign mostly in northern michigan (Traverse City, Interlochen, ect) mostly by signage and door to door advertising. Franz was raised in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Detroit and then served in the United States military in Vietnam. In 1978, he moved to Manistee County, Michigan where he was involved in running a grocery business. Franz also owned and operated Franz Market for 30 years, and served for three decades on the Onekama Village Council, including six years as village president.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Detroit
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
Michigan State House of Representatives
2010 - 2016
Former President
Onekama Village Council
2000 - 2006
Deputy Township Supervisor
Former Chair
Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan State House of Representatives
Portage Lake Mini Storage
Grocery Store
1998 - 2009
Franz Market Grocery Store
1978 - 2008
United States Army
1968 - 1970
Onekama Village Fire Department
Fire Chief
Bear Lakes Fire Department
Medical First Responder
On Air Radio Personality
WXYQ 101FM radio
Sewer Operator
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
National Rifle Association
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Charter Member
Rescue Squad/Medical First Responder
Junior Varsity Football
Manistee County Chamber of Commerce
Veteran's of Foreign Wars
Sports Official
Tax Board of Review
Former Member
Insurance Committee, Michigan State House of Representatives
Former Member
Communications and Technology Committee, Michigan State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, Michigan State House of Representatives