Meet the Chairman
Franklin D. Beauford was elected Chair of the Rockdale County Democratic Party on December 2016. Prior to being elected Chairman, Frank served six years in the United States Army. Afterwards worked with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authorit(MARTA) for forty two years moving through the ranks from bus operator to Deputy General Manager/COO of Operations.
In 2008, Franklin retired from MARTA and then became a consultant with Clayton County as the Public Transit Coordinator until service ended in 2010. He is a past member of MARTA’s Ride with Respect Appeal Board and is past Vice Chair Rockdale County Ethics Board, President of Lochinver Home Owners Association, member of Saint Peter Claver Catholic School Advisory Board, Field Commissioner of Hidden Valley Little League Baseball Association, and member of the Knights of Peter Claver, Court 313.
Franklin served as a member of several boards and committees, including Board President of the Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL) , Athletic Director of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Middle School for ten years, directed for ten years the Archdiocese Basketball League, and served on boards at several parks and recreation sites throughout the metro Atlanta area for the past twenty years. Franklin attends Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he serves on several committees including the Building Committee.
Franklin has been married to Mildred Beauford for forty-four years. They have three daughters; Veda, Angelique and Monique and five wonderful grandchildren; Tyler, Damon, Mackenzie, Johnny and Franklin.
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