Fred Paris

Fred Paris, Mayor of City of Franklin, ran on a platform focused on property tax relief, sensible government spending and smart economic growth.  Due to his independent status, the campaign was largely a grass-roots effort.  On the campaign trail, Paris was often joined by his wife Michele and other supporters, as the future mayor canvassed every neighborhood in the city limits asking for citizens' support.

Born in 1955 to William E. and Barbara Paris, Fred Paris is a graduate of Franklin Community High School.  In the 1970's, he obtained his auction and real estate broker's license.  Mayor Paris is also involved in many organizations such as the Franklin Elks, Franklin Rotary, Hillview Country Club and the Christian Businessmen.

In his time in office, Mayor Paris has focused on streamlining city services, disaster recovery, government accountability, increased communication with the public, and economic growth.  In partnership with Franklin Community School Corporation, Franklin College and Johnson Memorial Hospital, Mayor Paris is also a proponent of 'Get Healthy Franklin,' a collaborative effort to increase physical activity and healthy eating amongst Franklin residents.

Mayor Paris has one son, Jeff, and two daughters, Lori and Lindsey.  He has one grandson, Gage Hessman.  He and his wife attend Fair Haven Christian Church.