Local Businessman Hopes To Leverage Experience Into Political Success

JAMESTOWN-A coffee shop owner who’s become more involved in the county’s political scene hopes that he can leverage his presence and day-to-day interaction with members of the city’s 11th district into a seat on the legislature.

Frank Besse, Co-Owner of the Labyrinth Press Company, says he started to get serious about a run for county lawmaker after last year’s elections.

“After last year’s elections, I knew I wanted to get involved someway so I joined the City Democratic Committee and started going to meetings there,” said Besse.

“At that point, conversations were started about what’s going to happen in the 2017 elections.”

Besse has been involved with the community for several years, whether it’s with business or with economic development in his former position with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

According to Besse’s official political Facebook page, he graduated from Pine Valley Central High School and attended both Jamestown Community College and the State University Of New York at Fredonia to study Communication and Media Arts.

Frank was named Young Business Leader of the Year in 2017 by the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce’s Jamestown Committee along with his partners at Brazil and Labyrinth.