CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN
Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired (1988 - 2012)
U.S. Air Force Academy Graduate
Base Commander of Multiple Military Installations
Worked for two U.S. Presidents (Bush 41 & 43)
Naples Leadership Collier Graduate
Naples Business & Healthcare Leader
Marco Island Resident


The LoCastro Report
Sixteenth Edition
February 22, 2020
NEWS FLASH
 
TEAM LOCASTRO IS "OFFICIALLY" ON THE BALLOT!
 
Thanks to my supporters, friends, & everyone involved… we’ve met the required number of petitions to "officially" put my name on the District 1 County Commissioner ballot!

FULL SPEED AHEAD!
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Fantastic attending “ Cars on 5th supporting St. Matthew's House ... a phenomenal organization! Huge thanks to Vicki Tracy & Gulf Coast International Properties for their amazing private reception invite in their 5th Ave office!

Special personal appreciation also to Vicki Tracy & Gulf Coast International Properties for their strong support & also PUBLIC ENDORSEMENT of my campaign! Clearly as business professionals they understand “Experience & Qualifications Matter !

STAY TUNED: Many more high-level public endorsements we've already received to all be released soon!
With Vicki Tracy... amazing friend, business & community leader, and strong supporter of Team LoCastro!
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Amazing Lincoln Reagan dinner last week at the Naples Hilton. It was a packed house full of energetic patriotic Americans celebrating our country and our patriotism!

Guest speaker KT McFarland was spectacular and had interesting inside stories from her time working in the Reagan & Trump Administrations. Senator Kathleen Passidomo also presented a well deserved lifetime achievement award to Commissioner Donna Fiala.

It is always great to celebrate the success of friends and fellow Republicans and we have a lot to be proud of.
Congratulating Commissioner Donna Fiala on her lifetime achievement award presented at the Lincoln Reagan dinner
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Last weekend it was also an honor to help my friends and LoCastro Campaign supporters Brandi and John Tramazzo.


Brandi and John oversee an amazing organization I support — The Brandi Tramazzo BT Hero House Foundation for Recovering Warriors . Her organization sponsors active duty military returning from deployments to send them and their families on a Naples or Marco Island vacation.

I look forward to continuing to help Brandi and my fellow military personnel. Having been deployed several times, I know firsthand the stresses it puts on family and having Hero House provide a paid vacation for these active duty military personnel and their families is a blessing. 

Whether it’s working with Wounded Warriors in East Naples helping homeless veterans, partnering with St. Matthew’s House and The David Lawrence Center in Naples, or working with countless organizations across our County, it has been an honor and extremely humbling to see the work they are doing.

With restaurant owner Jim Paradise &  Brandi Tramazzo

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It was an honor to ride my Harley in the procession that escorted the semi-trailer with The Vietnam Wall replica from Exit 131 to Marco Island.

As a combat veteran, I’m no stranger to losing personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom. The 58,276 names on this wall truly are Vietnam War Heroes who will not be forgotten.

Please make time to visit The Wall, it will be an experience you’ll never forget. Riding my bike behind the trailer today, I know I won’t ever forget the experience. The Vietnam Wall will be on Marco Island until Sunday afternoon Feb 23rd.

Special thanks to all the Police Departments who came together to keep our motorcycle procession safe on I-75… I'm pictured here with the many officer bikes that took part!

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My thanks to the residents of Riviera Golf Estates for inviting all District 1 Commissioner candidates to their meeting Tuesday night. They have a lot to be proud of in their community… but also quite a few concerns as we look to Protect, Preserve, & Improve their beautiful development.

This is much more than an election. It's a "job interview" by the citizens to ensure the selection of the most Experienced & Qualified person for this massive job responsibility. With so many major issues, challenges, & opportunities in District 1… we need a strong leader to ensure our entire community is properly represented.
Great meeting fellow Air Force veterans Deb & George Kudla... yes, we have the ID cards to prove it!
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It was a pleasure & honor to have “Coffee With Our Cops” this week on Marco Island. Our entire Collier County Police Force did an amazing job keeping us safe as we rode our motorcycles from Exit 131 to Marco Island escorting the Vietnam Wall replica. Great having another cup of coffee again today with our Best in Blue, thank you for your service! I've enjoyed doing the same in Naples when their police force hosts a similar event! 
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Thank you to President of the Republican Club of South Collier County, Kim Mitchell and the 100+ members & citizens who attended last night’s candidate forum.

Collier County is a $1.4 Billion dollar operation. To pickup where Donna Fiala leaves off after her 20 years of dedicated service takes somebody who can start immediately on Day 1 & bring deep expertise in all issues to ensure Knowledge, Credibility, & be a Strong Leader for our community.

I’ve been a public servant my entire life, managed Billions of tax payer dollars throughout my career, and know how to go head to head with savvy lawyers and aggressive developers to ensure the best protection & improvements of our entire District & Community! I'm proud of the qualifications I will bring to this position… and the fingerprints, footprints, and experience I have in ALL OF DISTRICT 1.
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Please consider an investment in our campaign. I need your support! And let me know if there are any questions I can answer. Call me directly at (239) 777-2452 or send me a personal email message at Rick@RickLoCastro.com .
-Rick
Rick LoCastro
- CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN
- Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired (1988 - 2012)
- U.S. Air Force Academy Graduate
- Base Commander of Multiple Military Installations
- Worked for two U.S. Presidents (Bush 41 & 43)
- Naples Leadership Collier Graduate
- Naples Business & Healthcare Leader
- Marco Island Resident


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


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