Longtime Flat Rock resident David Dethero is seeking a seat on the Village Council this year, running on a platform of fiscal conservatism and accessibility.
Dethero has filed for the District 3 seat held by Councilman John Dockendorf, who did not file for re-election. Hilton Swing has also filed for the seat.
Dethero has been a resident of Flat Rock for nearly five decades and has been involved in both St. John in the Wilderness Church and Historic Flat Rock Inc. He said he was a supporter of the mid-1990′s effort to incorporate the village. This effort led to securing Flat Rock’s individuality within the county and protecting its historic uniqueness.
“Having been a full-time resident of the Flat Rock area for 48 years, I have an excellent insight into those who reside in our beautiful village,” Dethero said in a statement. “Yes, there are full-time residents and seasonal residents, some of whom have families who have been here for five or six generations. There are new members of our community as well, and I intend to represent all residents.”. . .