Frank was elected to ten consecutive terms on the Fairfax Town Council and served 7 terms as mayor. Over the years he steadfastly worked to protect Fairfax's small town character, fighting hard to preserve the last of the old Marin towns. Pacific Sun readers regularly select Fairfax as the Best Town in Marin, thanks to Frank's perseverance.
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Frank was the first Proposition 20 California Coastal Commissioner appointed. There were 84 commissioners all together up and down the coast. He was at the forefront of the movement to Save the Coast, expand public access to beaches and limit development and after nine years on the commission, the Sierra Club and Coastal Alliance ranked the 84 commissioner's voting records. Frank was #1, the top environmental voter.
Born, raised and Jesuit educated in San Francisco, Frank has lived in the Ross Valley for 56 years, first in San Anselmo and then Fairfax. Serving Marin for decades on numerous local, regional, state and federal boards, commissions and councils has given him the experience and expertise necessary to stand up for Marin and as an effective environmental and social justice leader.