"I see a lot of people coming to the trough for special interests, and it's the people that aren't there, the taxpayers, that have to pay for this." --Waynesboro Councilman Frank LucenteWaynesboro Councilman and businessman Frank Lucente, 62, has announced he will run for reelection for the seat he was appointed to in 2006.
The seat was won by Chuck Ricketts in 2004 but, when he was tapped two years later to be a judge in Waynesboro's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Lucente was selected to replace him.
Lucente, founder of the Sam's Hot Dogs franchises, has been a fiscally conservative voice on council along with Tim Williams and former Councilman Reo Hatfield. As reported in the Waynesboro News Virginian:
He said a big thing he's learned is that a small number of people representing special interests can be influential in pursuing money for their interests, while he believes the average citizen sits quiet.An active community leader, Lucente has served on the boards of many civic groups.
City Council elections will be held in May.
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