100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Representative Bruce Franks Jr.
Bruce Franks Jr.
District 078

Years Served:
Hometown:St. Louis
Counties:St. Louis City
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 130-DB
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Danielle Spradley 
State Representative Bruce Franks, Jr., a Democrat, represents part of St. Louis City (District 78) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016 and re-elected in 2018.

Franks is a community activist, father and battle rapper, whose priorities are fighting crime, getting guns off the streets and encouraging minorities to become police officers. A St. Louis native born in 1984, Bruce graduated from Lindbergh High School in 2002. He soon became a world renowned battle rapper known as Ooop’s as well as becoming a small business owner.

After the events of August 9, 2014, Bruce was compelled to get involved as a protester/ peacekeeper in Ferguson. This led him to start mentoring youth by giving guidance and support to those in need. Working with Youthbuild and St. Louis’s Workforce development, Franks has helped many at-risk youth graduate and attain gainful employment.

In January of 2015, he was appointed as Police Community Liaison by then-St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Sam Dotson. This position allowed Franks to facilitate the necessary and crucial conversations between community members and the police department paving the way for police accountability reform.

Sponsored Bills
HB 234 - (0833H.01I)
Establishes the "First Amendment Protection Act"
HB 235 - (0845H.01I)
Requires a firearm owner to report lost or stolen firearms
HB 236 - (0823H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to arrests made by law enforcement officers
HB 237 - (0830H.01I)
Specifies that no individual shall be incarcerated for failure to pay a child support obligation
HB 284 - (1022H.01I)
Modifies provisions for absentee voting
HB 285 - (1032H.01I)
Creates civil rights for homeless persons
HB 286 - (1030H.01I)
Authorizes a tax credit for establishing a new business in a distressed community
HB 424 - (0417H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to charter schools
HB 508 - (0276H.01I)
Modifies provisions for qualification of voters
HB 640 - (1429H.01I)
Modifies qualifications for elective public office
HB 733 - (1574H.01I)
Requires the privatization of a public airport to receive voter approval from the citizens of the city that owns the airport
HB 734 - (1698H.01I)
Specifies that a vote of whether to merge political subdivisions shall only be submitted to residents of political subdivisions subject to the potential merger
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation