Ignazio Cuccia, a business owner in Monroe and chairman of the Frenchtown Township Planning Commission for the past seven years, is seeking one of four township trustee seats.

Ignazio Cuccia, a business owner in Monroe and chairman of the Frenchtown Township Planning Commission for the past seven years, is seeking one of four trustee seats that will be decided in the general election this fall.

Cuccia is one of five Republicans who are vying for the trustee slots along with two Democrats. The top four Republican vote-getters in the Aug. 4 primary election will advance to face the two Democrats in November.

A lifelong resident of Monroe, Cuccia has owned and operated Cuccia Insurance Agency for more than 25 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Siena Heights College, Adrian, and an associate’s degree from Monroe County Community College, where he serves as a director on the foundation board.

He is secretary of the Frenchtown Township Zoning Board of Appeals, on which he has served more than 16 years, including a stint as vice chairman.

A member of Kiwanis for more than 20 years, he co-chairs the Young Children Priority One program and served as president in 2016. He also is the organization’s recipient of the Honorable Hixon Award for being an Outstanding Community Leader.

A lifelong member of St Michael Catholic Church, he serves as vice chairman of the parish finance council and has been a member of the parish council for more than 10 years.

“I believe all this experience will help me lead Frenchtown during the challenging times ahead,” he said in an email. “We need to be financially careful in the next few years, but yet have careful growth. We need to figure out how to bring recycling back into the township because our citizens deserve it.”

He has been married to Barb J. Setzler for more than 20 years. Together, the couple has three daughters – Maria, 19; Rosa, 16, and Ana, 14.

“We need to be financially careful in the next few years, but yet have careful growth. We need to figure out how to bring recycling back into the township because our citizens deserve it.”

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