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Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)

  • District: 8th District, Northwest Phoenix suburbs -- most of Peoria, Surprise
  • Residence: Peoria
  • Born: June 19, 1957; Uravan, Colo.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Josephine Franks; two children
  • Education: Ottawa U. (Ariz.), attended 1989-90
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Ariz. House, 1985-87; defeated for re-election to Ariz. House, 1986; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1994; U.S. House, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Strategic Forces); Judiciary (Constitution & Civil Justice - Chairman; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations)
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State Information: 8th District, Northwest Phoenix suburbs -- most of Peoria, Surprise

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Trent Franks (R) 172,809 63.3%
Gene Scharer (D) 95,635 35.1%
Stephen Dolgos (AEL) 4,347 1.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 37% Mitt Romney: 62%
2008 Barack Obama: 38% John McCain: 61%

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