Charlie Franklin

3rd District Legislator


Mr. Franklin was elected to the Legislature in 2018.  He is a Certified Public Accountant in private practice in Independence, and is a lifelong resident of the 3rd District. He is currently a director of the Noland Road Community Improvement District, a member of the Missouri Bar and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ . In the past, Charlie has served as Chairman as well as Advisor for the Jackson County Board of Equalization.


Charlie graduated from William Jewell College with B.A. degrees in Mathematics and Business Administration. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.


Charlie and Donna have been married since 1983 and have four sons: Charlie, Tommy, Danny and David. Charlie and his four sons graduated from Truman High School in Independence.

2024 Committee Assignments

  • Anti-Crime
  • Finance & Audit
  • Health & Environment
  • Inter-Governmental Affairs
  • Land Use (Chairman)
  • Rules
  • Veterans
  • 911 Oversight