Valenzuela was appointed to serve
on the Township Committee due to a vacancy created when longtime
Committeeman Richard LoCascio resigned because he relocated. He was
elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2011. He was selected Deputy
Mayor in 2008, and served as Mayor in 2009 and 2010.
He had served as a volunteer member of
the Planning Board, and as a Township Constable. He also serves as a
member of the County
Committee in his
district since 2003.
As a County Committeeman,
Valenzuela was very involved with the mobilization of his neighborhood
in their challenge to the South City Grill’s Wednesday Jazz night. He
presented evidence and testimony to the Zoning Board on several
occasions that were essential for the victory in that court decision.
Valenzuela introduced a resolution at his
first work session meeting in 2006 to have a public question placed on
the November ballot regarding the proposed county acquisition of the
Board of Social Services building on Rt. 17.
This public question sent a direct
message to the County
that this land grab through eminent domain was not supported by the
people of Rochelle Park, it would have meant a tax loss of $260,000.
Frank has been married to his wife Davia
for the past 14 years. Davia is a volunteer member of the Rochelle Park
Recreation Committee. They have 3 children: a daughter and twin sons
School. The Valenzuela family are members of
the Sacred Heart parish.
In addition to his services to this
community, Frank was the Code Enforcement Official in the Borough of
Closter and Local Housing Inspector in the Borough of Palisades Park. He
holds a State license as a Housing Code Official, and hopes to utilize
his experience/knowledge in that position to insure that Rochelle Park
stays the small town, family oriented community that attracted him to
Rochelle Park to raise his family.