The LoCastro Report
Twenty-Ninth Edition
August 15, 2020
on Tuesday, August 18th!!

for Collier County Commissioner, District 1

Rick will bring
Experienced & Qualified Leadership
to District 1!
One of the most important qualifications for your next County Commissioner is a strong grasp of the issues, which can only happen if that Commissioner is experienced and knowledgeable about a wide spectrum of issues. Please share this message and list of my priorities. We must be working together and the first step is knowing the plan.

East Naples
• Have a true Master Plan to upgrade areas neglected and finally bring up to Collier County standards
• Find solutions for storage units and out-of-business stores “dumped” in East Naples... and prevent those future mistakes
• Ensure properly “Managed Growth” by someone who has actually done it!

• Smart Track the long overdue fix of the main access road from flooding
• Replace street signs damaged by Hurricane Irma--the County replaced them everywhere else long ago
• Ensure we preserve Goodland as the treasure in paradise it is!

Port of the Islands
• Remove the abandoned, burned out, graffiti-filled buildings -- a massive Safety & Security hazard
• Push for Fire House generator hooked to Marina pump for emergency use
• Ensure any Master Plan for District 1 includes POI... you are no longer an afterthought!

Marco Island
• Work collaboratively and improve cooperation between the City & County
• Give long overdue attention to Tigertail Beach, waterway protection & access, and other environmental areas

Isles of Capri
• Stop using the entrance to Isles of Capri as a staging area for Collier Blvd road repairs
• Take ACTION on long overdue drainage issues and ensure culvert completion between the bays

• Have regular Townhall meetings in EVERY area of District 1... I bring the Commissioner to the people!
• Ensure District 1 has the most Experienced & Qualified Commissioner in the seat!
It takes MUCH MORE than just “having lived here the longest” to TAKE ACTION & FULLY UNDERSTAND the massive decisions of managing our $2 Billion County budget & ensuring we Protect, Preserve, & Improve our community.
One of the great privileges of this campaign has been recruiting and getting to know my volunteers. It has been a TRUE TEAM EFFORT from Day 1 and I can't thank them enough for all the hard work and countless hours waving signs, knocking on doors, attending events, spreading the word, and just being outstanding residents of Collier County!
One more time, before you vote, I encourage you to watch my campaign video, in which I describe my experience and qualifications that prepare me for this important job. Remember, this is a job interview and you are interviewing the candidates.
Previous Released
Major Endorsements

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

LEN & 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

BRIGADIER GENERAL CHIP DIEHL -- U.S. Air Force (retired) Wing Commander, MacDill AFB & US Central Command 2001-2005, Tampa

MIMI SCOFIELD -- President, Scofield Productions Naples 
LARRY HONIG -- Member, Marco Island City Council

JACK FULMER -- Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (retired) Naples Resident & VFW Leader

DR. CARLOS PORTU, MD -- Former Chief of Medicine, Physicians Regional Medical Center, Naples Current Owner Shoreline Physician Group, Naples

JACK PATTERSON -- Rotary Club & American Legion Leader & Marco Island Resident

B.A. CRISP -- Author of Red Bird, Leadership Collier Class 2013, Naples Illustrated "Leading Lady" 2015, Former CCSO Civilian Volunteer, Former Vice Chair, PACE Center for Girls, Former Member of the Greater Naples Better Government Committee

TARIK AYASUN -- Marco Island Resident & President Taray International Corp

RICK STEVENS -- Naples Reserve (East Naples) Resident

TOM CURTIS -- Marco Island Resident

JOHN BRUNNER -- Naples Resident

JOE BATTE -- Former Marco Island City Councilor Vice Commander, American Legion Post 404, Marco Island

for Collier County Commissioner, District 1
Experienced & Qualified Leadership!

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Rick LoCastro Campaign
1560 Buccaneer Court
Marco Island, FL 34145
Rick LoCastro
Candidate for Collier County Commissioner, District 1
- 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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