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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

John Senio

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.