Former Lackawanna County Commissioner John Senio died Sunday. He served three terms, from 1988 to 2000.
I'm not going to say I knew him well, but I will tell you this. He always made a point of coming up to me to say hello and have a brief conversation-- whether is was at a commissioners meeting, a public event, or just in a store.
You can't say he was currying the favor of a journalist, who had the ability to do positive or negative stories. John Senio was nice to me even when I was "between jobs."
You can't say he was looking for a vote because we never talked politics, and he never made a self serving pitch.
My sympathy goes out to Mr. Senio's family and friends.