Frank Buck

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Frank Buck (D)
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Buck, ca. 1980

Term Start 1980
Term End 1988
Preceded by Laurence Brunton (R)
Succeeded by Elizabeth "Bitsy" Waters (D)

Term Start 1978
Preceded by Charles Barbour (D)
Succeeded by Kay Slaughter (D)

Biographical Information

Profession Lawyer (Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz)
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Francis (Frank) L. Buck served as Mayor of Charlottesville from 1980 to 1988. [1] He broke a long-standing tradition on City Council by holding the position for four consecutive terms.

Buck presided over the bail-out of the Omni Hotel, the creation of the revenue sharing agreement with Albemarle County and the creation of Darden Towe Park. [2]

In 2010, he was served president of the board of directors for the Ash Lawn-Highland Opera Festival[3]

2010 incident

Buck was arrested[4] on November 11, 2010 after allegedly assaulting a client following an unsuccessful court case. The charges were dropped in March 2011.[5]


  1. Web. Area Residents Honor Former City Councilor E.G. Hall, WINA, 2014, retrieved October 25, 2017.
  2. Web. Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, August 10, 2006, retrieved July 3, 2020. Print. August 10, 2006 , 0532, .
  3. Web. "Ash-Lawn Opera Festival - News, retrieved 25 June 2010.
  4. Web. Courtroom contretemps: Client says former mayor throttled him, Courtney Stuart, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, November 17, 2010, retrieved November 19, 2010.
  5. Web. Assault charges dismissed against former Charlottesville mayor, client, staff report, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, March 3, 2011, retrieved Mar 7 2011.

External links

Attorney profile page