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Congressman

Arizona (District: 8)

Republican

Current

starts 01/03/2003

Biography

Trent Franks (born June 19, 1957) is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona%27s_8th_congressional_district">Arizona’s 8th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2003. He is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)">Republican Party. The district, numbered as the 2nd District from 2003 to 2013, is located in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Valley_(Phoenix_metropolitan_area)">West Valley portion of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_metropolitan_area">Valley of the Sun and includes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendale,_Arizona">Glendale, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surprise,_Arizona">Surprise, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_City,_Arizona">Sun City, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoria,_Arizona">Peoria and part of western Phoenix.

Congressman Trent Franks is a conservative Reagan Republican, and he has spent most of his life working on children’s issues and trying to build a better future for all children.

Trent is someone who still believes that there is such a thing as the truth and that people and principles should be at the center of political discourse in America. He works very hard in the United States Congress for smaller government by cutting government waste, reducing taxes, bureaucracy, and regulation. Trent believes in personal responsibility, free enterprise and that government’s first purpose is to protect its innocent citizens.

Trent is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives. While in the House, he served as Vice-Chairman of the House Commerce Committee and Chairman of the House Sub-Committee on Child Protection and Family Preservation.

In January of 1987, Trent was appointed by the Governor to head the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children, which is a Cabinet level division of the Governor’s office responsible for overseeing and coordinating state policy and programs for Arizona’s children.

Trent served four and a half years as the Executive Director of the Arizona Family Research Institute, a non-profit organization associated with Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family for the purpose of advocating public policy to protect children and families in Arizona. The Arizona Family Research Institute later became the Center for Arizona Policy.

Trent Franks is past Chairman of the Children’s Hope Scholarship Foundation and a Republican Member of The United States Congress. He currently serves on the Armed services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, and is now Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee.

He is a member of the Republican Study Committee, the House Working Group on Judicial Accountability, House Working Group on Waste, Fraud and Abuse, the Congressional Hispanic Conference, the Liberty Caucus, the DUI Caucus, the Human Rights Caucus, the India Caucus, the Refugee Caucus, and the Education Freedom Caucus.

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