The LoCastro Report
Twenty-Fourth Edition
May 11, 2020
RICK LOCASTRO
For Collier County Commissioner, District 1
 
IT TAKES EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS!


Premiere of First Campaign Video!

We are so pleased to release our first campaign video this week. Please click above to watch. In it, I share my vision for Collier County and why I think this is the most important election we've faced in a very long time. I'd love to get your feedback.

  • 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

We are already on the ballot!
Because of the strong support from throughout our community and the hard work of our outstanding team of volunteers, we've been on the ballot since February 21.
Make Your Vote Count!
In The Upcoming Local  August 18th  Republican Primary....
To Ensure 
A Credible, Prepared, & Influential
County Commissioner in our District 1 seat!
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I'm so proud of the TEAM EFFORT I was recently able to take part in with Naples Community Hospital. So many NCH leaders came out to thank us for our efforts during this difficult time when it is extremely hard to get needed supplies.

Paul Hiltz (NCH CEO), Dr. Joaquin Hernandez (Sagewood Institute), Peter Mezzapella (NCH Purchasing), Noble Arrington (NCH Controller), friends & colleagues Sissy Smith & Amy Turner --just to name a few of those I worked with to secure a much needed N95 mask order for NCH and ensure speedy delivery. We were also excited to assist unloading 100,000 masks.
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Endorsements
Part 4
…many more to come!
Brigadier General Chip Diehl, U.S. Air Force (retired)
Wing Commander, MacDill AFB & US Central Command 2001-2005, Tampa, FL



"…I am honored & proud to salute and endorse my Wingman – Rick LoCastro – for your next County Commissioner. I've known Rick for 25+ years. He lives our Air Force core values we all cherish – Integrity, Selflessness, & Loyalty. You can trust he will give you his all with an integrity & honor you will treasure; equally, he takes care of those he serves – selfless beyond reproach, never asking for anything in return; and, he will give you the shirt off his back as he's as loyal & committed as you will ever find. A visionary & team builder, he leads from the front, setting an example with leadership that's contagious. I've seen it; I've relished his character… for which, I salute him and promise you will be grateful to have his inspirational leadership & experience supporting Collier County."
Mimi Scofield
President, Scofield Productions, Naples

"…It's great to see someone like Rick LoCastro step up and serve our County. His pragmatic and encouraging insight into our community issues and needs along with his willingness to examine and listen closely to the public's questions & concerns sets him apart. I have served with him in various capacities and find him to be dedicated, committed, & focused. His strong leadership skills & stellar qualifications are why I fully support Rick for Collier County Commissioner!"
Larry Honig
Member, Marco Island City Council

"…Rick LoCastro has passion & energy to spare. He will bring fresh ideas & a focus on improving our County and ensure District 1 gets its fair share. Rick’s proven leadership & consensus-building skills will impress his colleagues on the County Commission--who will welcome his thorough, professional approach to every issue. He has my full endorsement."
Jack Fulmer
Captain, US Marine Corps (retired)
Naples Resident & VFW Leader

 "…It has been my distinct pleasure & honor to have personally known and worked directly with Rick over the past five years. Rick has an extensive background that uniquely lends itself in multiple ways to meeting the ever-evolving needs of Collier County. He has a proven track record of successes in various key leadership roles he has filled during his distinguished professional & local careers.

Since establishing residency in Collier County, Rick has contributed significant time & effort to many community activities. Significant among these are: Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Physicians Regional Medical Center, Senior Director of Development, Senior Military Veterans Advisor for Avow Hospice, & a member of the Board of Directors of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce… as well as an abundance of volunteer work with a multitude of Naples organizations. 

The common thread among all his professional accomplishments is a proven track record exemplifying quality leadership, willingness to accept responsibility, & dedication to the achievement of mission goals. District 1 will benefit greatly from Rick’s intellectual leadership & innovative insights for problem identification & resolution on issues involving our County. I fully endorse Rick LoCastro for District 1, Collier County Commissioner!"
Previous Released Endorsements
in
the last three LoCastro Reports

Thank you!

VANN ELLISON -- President & CEO St. Matthew's House (*doesn't constitute endorsement from organization)
 
PHIL WOOD -- CEO John R. Wood Properties
 
DAN LAVENDER -- President & CEO Moorings Park
 
JARED GRIFONI -- Vice Chairman Marco City Council
 
VICKI TRACY -- COO Gulf Coast International Properties & East Naples Resident
 
CARVELLI & SERRAVALLE FAMILIES -- Owners of Snook Inn, Marco Prime, Oyster Society, & Davinci's
 
DALE & MARIE MULLIN -- President, Wounded Warriors of Collier County
 
JANE WATT -- Founder & Board Chair, Marco Island Academy
 
GLENN & JANE BROWN -- Republican Leaders & Naples Residents
 
MARSHA WARNIKE -- Senior Realtor Premiere Plus & Republican Leader
 
GREGG SJOQUIST -- President & CEO, The Wasie Foundation Naples
 
SANDRA LEE BUXTON -- Owner Life in Naples Magazine
 
JANE & SANDY SCHUMAN -- Former President, Singapore Exchange Americas & Marco Residents/Leaders
 
DR RICHARD BLONNA -- Professor, William Paterson University, Author, Entrepreneur & Marco Resident
 
MIKE & SHARON DAVIDIAN -- Former CEO, American Industrial Tech & Arlington East Naples Residents
 
LEE RUBENSTEIN -- Commander, American Legion Post 404 Collier County
 
KELLY LICHTER -- President & Founder, Mason Classical Academy Naples
 
TOM & LINDA SESSA -- CEO, Sessa Sheet Metal Contractors & Marco Residents
 
PAM DESMET -- Goodland Resident & Goodland Secretary Civic Association



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Names & Quotes From
Many More Endorsements  Already Secured!
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-Rick
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

P.S. Remember, if you've missed a LoCastro Report, they are all archived at www.RickLoCastro.com .


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