Rachel Frank Announces Campaign for Venice City Council Seat 6

Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC




Venice, FL, April 6, 2022 – Rachel Frank has filed to run for Venice City Council’s open Seat 6 in the Nov. 8 election. Frank was appointed to fill the vacancy of Brian Kelly in Seat 2, who resigned late last year.


“Working in a small business, I see firsthand the challenges families and business owners face, and I want to continue to bring ideas from the private sector to help address some of these citywide issues. I hope to continue promoting a local climate that helps small businesses thrive, preserving the natural environment and helping lead a fiscally responsible government by working to keep taxes low,” says Frank.


Growing up in Venice, Frank is a graduate of Laurel Nokomis School and Venice High School. Frank earned a bachelor degree in political science from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and worked in administration at Hutchison School in Memphis before returning to Venice with her husband and children. She is vice president and human resources director for her family’s business, D-R Media & Investments, as well as president of Sun Events, where she manages a team that promotes concerts across the state of Florida. Frank’s family has strong roots in Venice having been involved in the local community since the 1970’s when her grandfather, Derek Dunn-Rankin purchased the Venice Gondolier and ran the local media outlet until it was sold in 2018.


“I am inspired by my family’s legacy to step up and get involved in the local community. I can’t think of a better place to work and raise our young children. I hope to continue my service on the City Council to preserve the charm of Venice ensuring that it continues to be the best place to live, work, grow and retire. My goal is not just to maintain this slice of paradise, but to make it a place for our children and our children’s children a place that they too would love to call home,” Frank added.


Frank currently serves on Sarasota County’s Community Action Agency Board and is a liaison to the Venice Housing Authority. She also dedicates her time to local causes serving on the boards of Rotary Futures and Family Promise of South Sarasota County. She is a member at Grace Community Bible Church. Frank lives in Venice with her husband, Atticus, who is a financial analyst for a national business valuation firm, and their three children, Nora, Lucy and John.