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Willie G. Franklin Jr.  


Mr. Franklin is a native Texan, born and raised in Dallas, where he graduated from W. W. Samuell High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a Master of Science in Community Development with a focus in Urban Planning from Prairie View A&M University. Willie’s career focus is State and Local Government, where he has served in positions for the City of Dallas, Dallas Central Appraisal District, and the Non-Profit Housing Sector. 

Willie has served as a Commissioner on the City of Red Oak’s Planning and Zoning Commission; and currently serves as a Deputy Voter Registrar, community organizer, and member of the NAACP. 

Willie and his wife, Karen, settled in Red Oak in 2018 and are members of Concord Church of Dallas. With a serve first, lead second mentality, Willie is dedicated to serving on the frontline for all citizens of Red Oak. 


Term: 2021-2024

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