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Franklin Foil is an experienced face and voice in public service.

Franklin is a pro-economic development Republican with an eye toward the future. His leadership, new ideas and an unwavering commitment to public service are essential for Louisiana to grow and prosper.


Transportation and Roads

A growing Baton Rouge requires a responsive transportation infrastructure to meet the expanding challenges and requirements of our community. Franklin has and will continue to work for Baton Rouge to receive its fair share of state and federal funding for roads. He supports efforts to build a bypass around Baton Rouge to ease traffic congestion within the city. 



Franklin believes the future of our state depends on the quality of our children’s education. He will be a leading voice to strengthen LSU's role as our state's flagship university and will work to protect the TOPS scholarship program for all citizens.  He is a proponent for an increase in autonomy for higher education, allowing unversities more fexibilty as they aim to remain competative with peer institutions. Franklin also wants to increase our state's investment and commitment of resources in supporting the education of children with special needs and help them to succeed in a traditional K-12 classroom. Franklin puts education first.

Special Needs Advocate

Franklin is an advocate for those with special needs and thier families. In this most recent legislative session, he authored the ABLE Act to ease financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities by making tax-free savings accounts available to cover qualified expenses such as education, housing, and transportation. 

Franklin J. Foil
  • Military Trial Judge, Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corp., U.S. Navy
  • 2007 recipient of the Rear Admiral Hugh H. Howell, Jr. Award of Excellence for outstanding Senior Naval Officer
  • B.A. from LSU, J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Attorney for area businesses and families
  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church
  • Served as Associate Director, Louisiana Boys State
  • Member of Cadets of the Old War Skule
  • Member of American Legion Post 58
  • Member of the Baton Rouge Area Arc Board
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge
  • Eagle Scout
  • Born and raised in Baton Rouge



Vice Chair of Appropriations Vice Chair of House Committee on Homeland Security
Judiciary House Select Leadership Committee
Joint Legislative Committee on Budget Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs


Capital Region Legislative Delegation Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation


Franklin Foil's Family





Franklin and Tanja Foil have been married for 26 years. They have three children, Kathleen, Grace and Andy.

The family attends First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge where Franklin has been a member since 1977 and currently serves as an elder.

Tanja has a B.A. in journalism from LSU.


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