Unsung Heroes

All around us are heroes. They are your family members, friends and co-workers. Senator Leach invites you to honor the extraordinary deeds of ordinary citizens by nominating someone you know as an Unsung Hero of the 17th District. Every month we will feature a nominee on our website. Nominate an a local hero here who’s making positive changes in your world.


Brian Akamine

Brian Akamine
Brian is someone dedicated to his community and serves sacrificially without need for recognition. His life has its challenges making ends meet, while working multiple jobs to support his family he tirelessly stays committed to helping those less fortunate.


Matt Frangiosa
Matt has continually supported his community by way of volunteering for many organizations such as Big Brother/Big Sisters and is founder of Feel The Warmth organization.


LeRoy James Watters
Jim works for the good of everyone. He cares about storm drains, teaches kids about the trash in them, what that trash does to the wildlife, recycling, bullying.


Lt. Col. Ken Marx
How this all started was Lt. Col. Ken Marx, a local resident, serving in Afghanistan, told us that one of the stresses of combat tours is to see so many poor and needy and to have nothing to offer them.




Last updated: October 22, 2012 at 16:33 pm