Who Is Pat Roberts' Wife? New Details On Franki Roberts

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Who Is Pat Roberts' Wife? New Details On Franki Roberts

Pat Roberts has served as a U.S. Senator from Kansas since 1997, and is currently in his fourth term. Before being elected to the Senate, he was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a newspaper reporter, then entered politics in the 1960s. He was in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving eight terms, and was also the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

You may remember him as the Senator whose ringtone interrupted a Senate Finance Committee hearing. The song? “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. Yes, really.


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As a Republican, his views coincide with those of his colleagues. He’s pro-life and against same-sex marriage, voted against the Affordable Care Act, was one of 22 Senators who urged Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, and supports pro-gun legislation; after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, he said it was “too early” to talk about gun control.

But aside from his life in the political spotlight, what can we gather about his personal life? Just who is Pat Roberts’ wife? Here are 6 things to know about Franki Roberts, their relationship, and their life together.

1. They met in politics.

The two were introduced when Franki was a staffer in the office of Strom Thurmond, a U.S. Senator from South Carolina.


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2. They’ve been married for 49 years.

The couple tied the knot in 1969, meaning they’ve been together for almost half a century!

3. They have three kids.

They are parents to three grown children: David, Margaret-Ashleigh, and Anne-Wesley. They also have five grandkids.

4. They are Methodist.

The family are Methodists, making Roberts one of only 11 Methodists in the Senate.

5. She’s a realtor.

Franki sells homes in Virginia, near Alexandria. She has over 20 years of experience in residential sales.

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6. She’s involved in the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program.

Since 1996, Franki and her husband have been co-chairs of the Hutchinson Clinic/Prevent Cancer Foundation’s cancer prevention and wellness booth at the Kansas State Fair. She was honored by the Prevent Cancer Foundation in 2015 for her work with the program.


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Samantha Maffucci is an associate editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.