Frank Ardingers Biography

Bio Thomas “Frank” Ardinger Candidate for State Representative Fourth Worcester District.

Married: with 5 adult children and 8 grand children

Veteran: U.S. Navy 1962 to 1970 Primary duty station was the USS Whale, SS(N) 638 a nuclear powered submarine. Primary duties were the operation of the nuclear propulsion plant. Honorable discharge with a rank of ET1 (SS). High point of my career was surfacing at the North Pole on April 6. 1969. The Whale was only the fifth submarine to traverse under the Artic Ice. 

Education: Southern New Hampshire University 1980 Bachler of Science in Business Administration

Community:  

Boy Scout Leader in various positions for over 30 years.  Council Commissioner and Executive Board Member for many years. As Council Commissioner, I served scout units along Route 2 from Littleton to Orange. Currently serving as Charter Organization Representative for Troop 151 sponsored by The American Legion. Recipient of the District Award of Merit, the highest award presented to a volunteer by a district and the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award presented by a Boy Scout Council to a Volunteer. 

Member of Leominster Rotary, currently serving as the club secretary and member of the Board of Directors. Recipient of the Rotarian of the Year award.                                                                                                  Member of the North Worcester County Exchange Club, currently serving as the Chair of the Americanism Chair. 

Veteran’s Organizations: 

American Legion. Active member for 30 years, served as the Adjutant for 6 years, Junior Vice Commander for two years. Currently serving a second term as Adjutant

Member of AmVets, Vietnam Veterans of America and Franco-American Veterans.

Recipient of The Veteran of the Year from the City of Leominster 

Civic Positions: Former member Leominster Board of Health. Currently serving my second term as a Councilor at Large. 

Political Activities: Republican State Committeeman for the Worcester-Middlesex District. Member of the Leominster Republican City Committee. Worked on numerous campaigns including Senator Scott Brown, Governor Charlie Baker, Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and Governor’s Councilor Jen Caissie