FRONT ROYAL -- Town resident Manuel D. Vicente announced his candidacy for the Town Council election in May.
Born in Cuba, Vicente moved to the United States with his parents, and continued on to college and served in the Air Force.
He and his wife have lived in Front Royal since 2003, and they have four children.
In a release Vicente sent out Friday afternoon, he says, "I will work to have the town live within its means and to find ways to cut taxes, especially on food and cars. I am a strong supporter of local government not being influenced by outside special interests."
The election date is set for May 1, 2012, and citizens will have a chance to vote for three Town Council seats and the mayor.