The LoCastro Report

Candidate Edition
March 16, 2020
My Fellow Collier County Residents,

It’s been incredible to meet so many amazing people ALL OVER DISTRICT 1 and beyond! What type of leader do you want to represent you, your family, and your concerns in the Collier County District 1 Commissioner seat?

This is much more than an election… it's a job interview to ensure we have one of the strongest & most experienced Commissioners in District 1 with deep experience in all issues essential to the position… and not get pushed around by developers & lawyers… and to work with environmentalists, concerned citizens, and the other four Commissioners. Having Proven Leadership, Business Expertise, Credibility, a Track Record, & Depth in the Issues -- is critical in this massive position of responsibility.

RICK LOCASTRO
  • 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, Emcee for Fundraisers, Active Volunteer, Rotary Club Member, American Legion Member
  • Collier County -- Student Mentor & High School/College Leadership Lecturer
  • Senator Scott Senior Veteran Advisor & Chair of His Service Academy Selection Board
  • Marco Island Resident

Donna Fiala is retiring after 20 years representing our District & County with dedication, and a love for our community and its citizens. However, our County has changed MUCH over those two decades and is now a $2 Billion dollar operation. It is about PEOPLE, but if you want to ensure we take care of each & every citizen -- it takes being a good listener... but also already having the experience, knowledge, expertise, credibility, and a deep understanding of all the issues to truly LEAD & SOLVE PROBLEMS!

I AM THAT CANDIDATE.
District 1 is the most diverse & most fragile due to the open undeveloped greenspace and all the issues (and opportunities) we currently face. We can't afford to have an inexperienced & untested person replacing Commissioner Fiala. It takes a strong leader to Protect, Preserve, & Improve our District & community. Someone who can be handed the torch and hit the ground running on day one with credibility & experience.
 
"I'm NOT running to be a politician… 
I'm running to be YOUR PUBLIC SERVANT! "
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ANNOUNCING COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDACY 
TO A PACKED HOUSE
SEPT 10, 2019
EAST NAPLES

RETIRED AIR FORCE COLONEL (1988-2012)
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY GRADUATE (1988)
COMBAT VETERAN
MULTIPLE MILITARY BASE COMMANDER
WORKED FOR TWO U.S. PRESIDENTS (BUSH 41 & 43)
EAST NAPLES HEALTHCARE & BUSINESS LEADER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, PHYSICIANS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
"MEET THE CANDIDATE" EVENTS
EAST NAPLES - GOODLAND - ISLES OF CAPRI - MARCO ISLAND
CEO LEADERSHIP MEETINGS
with
PAUL HILTZ (CEO NCH)
DAN LAVENDER (CEO MOORINGS PARK)
SCOTT BURGESS (CEO DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER)
CONSERVATIVE ACTIVE COLLIER COUNTY REPUBLICAN LEADER
MY TOWNHALL #1 WITH COLLIER COUNTY CEOS
HOST & MODERATOR
JAN 28, 2020
EAST NAPLES
MY GUEST SPEAKERS & SUPPORTERS
SCOTT BURGESS (CEO DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER)
PAUL HILTZ (CEO NCH)

RICK LOCASTRO

VANN ELLISON (CEO ST. MATTHEW'S HOUSE)
JANE WATT (FOUNDER MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY)
NICK PEARSON (MARINE BIOLOGIST)

MILITARY VETERAN ADVOCATE
WOUNDED WARRIORS OF COLLIER COUNTY “VETS COUNT” HOMELESS SEARCH
$18,000 FUNDRAISER & EVENT EMCEE
AMERICAN LEGION MEMBER
ROTARY CLUB MEMBER
VIETNAM "THE WALL THAT HEALS"

MOTORCYCLE ESCORT PARTICIPANT &
SET-UP/TEAR-DOWN VOLUNTEER
FIRST RESPONDER SUPPORTER
DISTRICT 1 - COLLIER COUNTY
EDUCATION DAYS

VISITS & DISCUSSION

MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY -- HODGES UNIVERSITY 
MASON CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
ROYAL PALM ACADEMY -- MANATEE ELEMENTARY
VETERAN ADVISOR TO SENATOR SCOTT
PANEL CHAIR SELECTING HIS NOMINATIONS FOR U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY
2017 - PRESENT
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTISE

BREAKING GROUND ON
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY SOLAR ARRAY
&
LAUNCHED U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY AWARD WINNING 
"FALCON GREEN" ENERGY/RECYCLING PROGRAM

KNOWLEDGEABLE -- ACTIVE -- INVOLVED 
IN ALL DISTRICT 1 & COLLIER COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Stay tuned for more exciting news & events on the campaign as we continue to build momentum toward the August 18th Republican Primary Election. 

Let's work together to make our entire District & County even better!
I look forward to contributing my experience to the County Commissioner team and to our community… and living up to your trust. 

We need to ensure the most  Experienced & Qualified  candidate is in such an important position… and one who can hit the ground running with credibility on DAY ONE!
 
I AM THAT CANDIDATE.
If you want to SERVE PEOPLE… you have to SOLVE PROBLEMS!

"I'm NOT running to be a politician… 
I'm running to be YOUR PUBLIC SERVANT!"

Learn more about my background & I'd be honored if you invested in our campaign. 

You may do that quickly & securely by clicking below.
I'm proud of the deep senior military, civilian, & financial expertise I will bring to this position for the good of OUR ENTIRE community!
I'd appreciate and greatly value your support.

Please let me know if there are any questions I can answer. 
Call me directly at (239) 777-2452.

 -Rick

Rick LoCastro
  • 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, Emcee for Fundraisers, Active Volunteer, Rotary Club Member, American Legion Member
  • Collier County -- Student Mentor & High School/College Leadership Lecturer
  • Senator Scott Senior Veteran Advisor & Chair of His Service Academy Selection Board
  • Marco Island Resident
 
Paid by Rick LoCastro, Republican, for Collier County Commissioner