The LoCastro Report
Twenty-First Edition
April 18, 2020
RICK LOCASTRO
For Collier County Commissioner, District 1
 
IT TAKES EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS!



  • Conservative Republican
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Graduate (1988)
  • Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired -- 24 Years of Service (1988 - 2012)
  • Combat Veteran & Senior NATO Commander (Afghanistan & Iraq)
  • Base Commander of Multiple City-Sized Military Installations
  • Managed Billions of Tax-Payer Dollars
  • Worked for two U.S. Presidents (Bush 41 & 43)
  • Former Chief Operating Officer, Physicians Regional Medical Center
  • Naples Leadership Collier Graduate
  • Naples Business Leader
  • Veteran Advocate, Rotary Club, American Legion Member
  • Student Mentor & High School/College Leadership Lecturer
  • Senator Scott Senior Veteran Advisor & Chair of His Service Academy Board
  • Marco Island Resident & East Naples Involved Citizen & Volunteer

In my 24 years in the military, as a combat veteran, and having the honor to command troops in many different locations… it was a privilege to defend & serve my country. During this COVID-19 pandemic crisis (and even during 9/11, natural disasters, and so many other emergencies) we are reminded of the need for Experienced & Qualified public servants. It's not enough to have a laundry list of "the issues"… that's the easy part. But do you have the Proven Experience, Leadership, & Qualifications to understand our County's challenges & opportunities… and just as important… have you ever solved these massive problems & dealt with gigantic budgets before? I HAVE.
 
During this COVID-19 crisis, I'm blessed to have deep military, healthcare, and business experience and I'm utilizing it to work closely with Naples Community Hospital (NCH) to assist them in securing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) , working with other healthcare & charity organizations, first-responders, and citizens in need. I'm running for County Commissioner to serve this wonderful community I love because we need prepared leaders now more than ever. 
 
Our County budget for 2021 will top $2 billion and we have the opportunity to improve in so many areas… but are also vulnerable if we don’t have the right leaders & decision makers to Protect, Preserve, & Improve our community. I AM THAT CANDIDATE.
Make your vote count in the August 18th Republican Primary....
To ensure a Credible, Prepared, & Influential
County Commissioner in our District 1 seat!

ABOVE
Packed Campaign Announcement Reception
at Lely Player's Club in East Naples
Sept 10, 2019  
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Endorsements
Part 1
…many more to come!
Vann Ellison -- President & CEO St. Matthew's House
"… It's easy to endorse Rick LoCastro because he has already proven himself as a servant leader in the Air Force, in business, and as a civic minded leader. It's rare to find someone so talented & experienced who is willing to serve Collier County in this role. Our County is an extremely big enterprise that requires a multitude of strong skills… Rick LoCastro has all of those qualities!"
Phil Wood -- CEO John R. Wood Properties
"… The epitome of the type of leadership we need for Collier County! His experience running large scale military & civilian operations is an invaluable asset to the County. I strongly support Rick and encourage you to vote for him."
Dan Lavender -- President & CEO Moorings Park
"… Rick LoCastro has the background & experience to be an excellent County Commissioner. His combination of military service & business leadership has prepared him with the skills necessary to make excellent decisions in leading our County!"
Jared Grifoni -- Vice Chairman Marco City Council
"… As a District 1 citizen & voter, I know it's critical our County Commissioner has characteristics to best represent all of us. There is only one candidate in the race who embodies experienced leadership, integrity, & passion… and that is Rick LoCastro. He's an Air Force Colonel with 24 years military experience & was Chief Operating Officer of Physicians Regional Medical Center in East Naples. He's a conservative Republican, and has worked for Presidents George H.W. & George W. Bush. Rick's experience & leadership is unmatched. I fully support & endorse him for County Commissioner!"
Vicky Tracy -- COO Gulf Coast International Properties & East Naples Resident
“…We know Rick LoCastro is the right person for the Collier County Board of County Commissioners for multiple reasons. He is a proven leader & knows how to get things done. His impressive military, civilian, and healthcare leadership will be a great asset within County Government and allow him to bring greater insights from the people on the street. Rick is as passionate about serving his community as he was about serving his country. He also has deep private sector business experience that will allow him to see all sides of an issue. We strongly support the vote for Rick LoCastro!”
Carvelli & Serravalle Families -- Restaurant Owners of Snook Inn, Marco Prime, Oyster Society, & Davinci's

"… As full-time Collier County residents & business leaders, we've known Rick LoCastro for many years. From his time as Chief Operating Officer of Physicians Regional where he personally took care of our employees, customers, and residents to ensure they got the best care--his personal touch was amazing. 

His military experience, civilian executive expertise, and all of the amazing volunteer work  he does in District 1 and all over Collier County makes it obvious why we are lucky to have him running for County Commissioner. 

This position is a huge job with big responsibilities representing all citizens, Rick's deep background will immediately pay big dividends for our entire community. Our family represents a large group of business partners, employees, and citizens who know Rick's impressive qualifications & credentials. How fortunate we would be to have him serve as our County Commissioner… he has our full endorsement!"
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Rick LoCastro
Candidate for Collier County Commissioner, District 1
IT TAKES  EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS!
- Conservative Republican
- U.S. Air Force Academy Graduate (1988)
- Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired -- 24 Years of Service (1988 - 2012)
- Combat Veteran & Senior NATO Commander (Afghanistan & Iraq)
- Base Commander of Multiple City-Sized Military Installations
- Managed Billions of Tax-Payer Dollars
- Worked for two U.S. Presidents (Bush 41 & 43)
- Naples -- Leadership Collier Graduate
- Naples -- Business Leader
- East Naples -- Former Chief Operating Officer, Physicians Regional Medical Center
- Collier County -- Veteran Advocate, Rotary Club & American Legion Member
- Collier County -- Student Mentor & High School/College Leadership Lecturer
- Senator Scott Senior Veteran Advisor & Chair
of His Service Academy Board
- Marco Island Resident & Naples Involved Citizen

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