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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)

District: 8th District
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 of Representatives, 2003-present
Born: June 19, 1957; Uravan, Colo.
Residence: Peoria
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Josephine Franks; two children
Education: Ottawa U. (Ariz.), attended 1989-90
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Strategic Forces); Judiciary (Constitution & Civil Justice - Chairman; Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet)

Election History
2014generalTrent Franks (R) 128,71075.8
Stephen Dolgos (AEL) 41,06624.2
2012generalTrent Franks (R) 172,80963.3
Gene Scharer (D) 95,63535.1
Stephen Dolgos (AEL) 4,3471.6
2010generalTrent Franks (R) 173,17364.9
John Thrasher (D) 82,89131.1
Powell Gammill (LIBERT) 10,8204.1
William Crum (WRI) 80.0
Mark Rankin (WRI) 20.0
2008generalTrent Franks (R) 200,91459.4
John Thrasher (D) 125,61137.2
Powell Gammill (LIBERT) 7,8822.3
William Crum (GREEN) 3,6161.1
2006generalTrent Franks (R) 135,15058.6
John Thrasher (D) 89,67138.9
Powell Gammill (LIBERT) 5,7342.5
2004generalTrent Franks (R) 165,26059.2
Randy Camacho (D) 107,40638.5
Powell Gammill (LIBERT) 6,6252.4
2002generalTrent Franks (R) 100,35959.9
Randy Camacho (D) 61,21736.6
Edward Carlson (LIBERT) 5,9193.5
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Arizona Rep. Ed Pastor (D) is 43rd.


Arizona is 33rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@reptrentfranks)

Rep. Trent Franks has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Trent Franks is ranked 40th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.