Trent Franks

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Trent Franks
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona
In office
January 3, 2003 – December 8, 2017
Preceded byBob Stump (Redistricting)
Succeeded byDebbie Lesko
Constituency2nd district (2003–2013)
8th district (2013–2017)
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 20th district
In office
January 1985 – January 1987
Serving with Debbie McCune Davis
Preceded byGlenn Davis[1]
Succeeded byBobby Raymond
Personal details
Born (1957-06-19) June 19, 1957 (age 66)
Montrose County, Colorado, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Josephine Franks (m. 1980)

Trent Franks (born June 19, 1957) is a former American politician and businessman. He was the U.S. representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district from 2003 to 2017. He is a member of the Republican Party.

In December 2017, the House Ethics Committee announced that it would investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Franks.[2] Franks had repeatedly asked two female staffers to have his children as surrogate mothers.[3][4][5][6] After he resigned on December 7, 2017, U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan said the investigation found the claims to be "credible".[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Our Campaigns – AZ State House 20 Race – Nov 06, 1984".
  2. Lee, MJ; Walsh, Deirdre; Summers, Juana; Watkins, Eli (December 7, 2017). "Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks to resign following sexual harassment claim". CNN.
  3. Rogers, Katie (December 8, 2017). "Trent Franks, Accused of Offering $5 Million to Aide for Surrogacy, Resigns". New York Times.
  4. DeBonis, Mike (December 8, 2017). "Rep. Trent Franks offered $5 million to aide to bear his child, resigns amid inquiry". Washington Post.
  5. Linderman, Juliet (December 9, 2017). "Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child". Associated Press.
  6. Bade, Rachael; Sherman, Jake (December 8, 2017). "Female aides fretted Franks wanted to have sex to impregnate them". Politico.
  7. Ryan, Paul (December 7, 2017). "Statement from the Office of the Speaker". United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on December 17, 2017.