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To hear John David Franz’s story, one gets the impression that he has always been in a hurry – completing high school in three years at age 16, becoming a municipal judge in Hidalgo at 18, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Pan American University at 20, graduating from the University of Texas Law School at 23, being elected mayor of his hometown at 29 and appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Board at 34. Though he admits to being quite ambitious as a young man, he says that his parents and the example they set for him and his younger sister were the real driving forces in his developing a résumé of achievement that has resulted in his selection as a 2015 Pillar of Success at The University of Texas-Pan American.
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