Former Georgia Representative Bobby Franklin

Former Georgia Representative Bobby Franklin

The late Bobby Franklin was a Georgia State Legislator and a close friend of Institute on the Constitution. His was a lone voice in the Georgia House of Representatives, while he fought for the principles of liberty until his death in July of 2011. IOTC has created the Bobby Franklin Profile in Courage Award to recognize the valiant and faithful work of those who are fighting to defend our liberties and to restore our Godly, Constitutional Republic.

Bobby was a stalwart defender of the Christian Faith and a battle-tested promoter of the need to Restore the Constitutional Republic through the reinvigoration of the Christian principles of the founding. He was a true pro-life activist who understood that any legislative effort that ends with “…and then you can kill the baby” is not truly pro-life legislation. He stood bravely for the Honor of God, the defense of the Family and the Restoration of the American Constitutional Republic.

Bobby graduated from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, with a degree in Biblical Studies and Business Administration. He and his wife Pat were married for over 27 years, having three children. They were active members of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church in Cumming, Georgia. Bobby Franklin built his professional experience in the private sector as a corporate controller, CFO, and business analyst. Later, this career knowledge equipped him to apply sound business and fiscal principles to governing, insisting that government be efficient and fiscally responsible.

Representative Franklin (R-Marietta) was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1996, representing the 43rd state legislative district. He was Chairman of the House Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee. He served in the Banks & Banking, Special Judiciary, Reapportionment, and the Judiciary Non-Civil Committees, and was Vice-Chairman for the Information & Audits Committee.

Recipients of the Bobby Franklin Profile in Courage Award

Dr. Bob Jones III received the Bobby Franklin Profile in Courage Award on April 6, 2012