Candidate Profile
Michael Franks

Republican , Texas


Michael Franks
State Rep., Dist. 132

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Reported by Candidate

Gun Owners of America Operation Rescue American Gun Rights Felicia Craven- Founder Houston Tea Party Dave Wilson- Director Cypress Tea Party Judge Paul Pressler

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
Conservative Republicans of Texas, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Right to Life Committee, Republican Women's Organizations







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God Constitution Voters Congress Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My grandfather was a Baptist Preacher, known Bible teacher and theologian in the Texas Gulf coast area back in the 1940s-60's. Our entire family for several generations was church going, God fearing people. My parents had me late in life, which gave me the privilege of being raised by the Greatest Generation. Even though I am just 45, my father fought in WWII and mother, who has advanced dementia and we take care of at home is now 89. We were raised in a company owned Sulphur mining town of Newgulf, Tx. A very idyllic upbringing kind of like a "Leave it to Beaver" meets "Mayberry". A very old fashioned upbringing, unique for someone of my generation. I was saved at age 10, but at age 18 reconfirmed my prior salvation. As many go down the wrong road, I went off to college taking a different path deepening my walk with the Lord, which influenced my world view politically, becoming a staunch conservative ideologue like Reagan.I've been an active member of Second Baptist and a gospel quar


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, 1986
  • Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, BBA Finance, 1991
  • Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, 1993
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • AFA, Volunteered. Performed with His Call AFA Banquet .
  • Christian Coalition, Member/volunteer
  • Christian Booksellers Association CBA, Member with our business
  • NRA, member
  • Gun Owners of America, member
  • Foreign Mission Board IMB, contributor
  • Central Missionary Clearinghouse, contributor
  • Republican Party of Texas, Corporate Sponsor of State Convention
  • State Rep Dist 28, Sought 2006

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