(UPDATED) Turn Those Tables: Wayne Dolcefino Runs for the Katy School Board
Wayne Dolcefino spent many years at KTRK digging out misdeeds by such elected officials as school board members.
Now that he no longer has a job at Channel 13, he's turning the tables -- he is running to become a school board member in Katy.
We've heard Wayne called a lot of names, but "The Honorable Wayne Dolcefino" is not of them.
The deadline for filing to run for the May 2013 KISD school board primary was Friday, and the official listing shows Dolcefino running for Position 1 against incumbent Joe Adams and Tim Dietz.
We couldn't reach Dolcefino, but KISD spokesperson Steve Stanford confirmed to us that the dude on the ballot is indeed the irascible investigative bulldog.
Will he chase fellow board members out to their cars, shouting questions? We'll have to see.
Dolcefino told Katy Magazine he moved to the suburb partly for the schools.
When asked why he moved to the Katy area back in June, Dolcefino quickly replied, "No question. We wanted our kids in the Katy Independent School District. We visited some of the schools and were very impressed. Seven Lakes High School was one of the most impressive schools I've ever seen.
UPDATE: We have spoken with The Man, who says he is running out of a sense of public service.
"Running for the school board is sort of a natural extension of what I was doing -- fighting for the public's right to know, fighting for transparency," he says.
He swears the job's not a stepping stone, but as Vito Corleone almost said in The Godfather, "I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots. That's my life, I don't apologize for that. I always thought that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the strings. Senator Dolcefino, Governor Dolcefino, something."
"We'll get there, Pop. We'll get there."
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