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Bobby Franklin: The Conscience of the Republican Caucus

Bobby was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1996. Representative Franklin was born in Birmingham, Alabama on Feb. 13, 1957, to Robert and Betty Franklin, along with two older sisters. His father was a Coca-Cola salesman. He earned a degree in Biblical Studies and Business Administration from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain and moved to Cobb County in 1992, where he was self-employed as a business consultant. Bobby said, “I go into businesses and help them figure out how to do things a little bit better.” Representative Franklin’s private sector experience as corporate controller, CFO, and business analyst enabled him to bring sound business and fiscal principles to government. He had a record of consistently advocating for reducing the tax burden on Georgia citizens.

Representative Franklin, an active member in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the US until his death, had been called “the conscience of the Republican Caucus” because he believed that civil government should return to its biblically and constitutionally defined role.