Poock, 69, said he has owned in Briny for 11 years, at first coming down from the Midwest for the season. Since 2003, he’s considered Briny Breezes his full-time home. And it’s not his first time in town politics. Poock is from Iowa and served as a planning and zoning commissioner there, and was also on a local board of adjustments, he said.
Here, he thinks the police contract — recently signed with Ocean Ridge — and the annual budget will be the most important town business. Poock said his friend, Mayor Roger Bennett, persuaded him to serve — and he has no misgivings.
“You’ve got to give something back,” he said after the Oct. 28 town meeting.
— Emily J. Minor