Scott Franklin

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Scott Franklin


City Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tempore of Lakeland, Florida
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2018

Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Amy Franklin
Children Three
Occupation Naval aviator, businessman
Religion Presbyterian
Military Service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1986 – 2012
Rank Commander

Scott Franklin is a naval aviator, businessman, and anti-establishment Republican currently running for United States House of Representatives from Florida's 15th congressional district in the 2020 elections, having defeated the establishment-backed incumbent Ross Spano in his party's primary by a close vote.[1]

2020 U.S. House election in Florida's 15th district

Franklin, who had previously supported Rep. Spano in the 2018 Midterms, stated in April 2020 that his run against the incumbent Republican was due to the latter's campaign finance violations.[2] Having received the endorsement of Rep. Matt Gaetz,[3] he won the primary in an upset with just over 50% of the votes cast[1] despite GOP establishment figures including Kevin McCarthy, Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Liz Cheney backing Spano.[4] Franklin will now face Democrat Alan Cohn in the general election,[5] who received the backing of the DCCC.[6]

A poll in mid-September 2020 conducted for the general election found that Franklin was leading Cohn by seven points.[7] Politico, the Cook Political Report, and RealClearPolitics rate the House seat as "lean Republican".[8][9][10]

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