Lauren Melo, born and raised in Naples, has extensive knowledge regarding the issues important to her constituents. Ms. Melo is pro jobs and school choice, free enterprise, and less government. As a small business owner, Ms. Melo will focus on water quality, infrastructure, healthcare, and tort reform.
David Borrero is a strong advocate of transparency in government and accomplishes what he sets out to do. As Commissioner for Sweetwater, Mr. Borrero got term limits for commissioners implemented by referendum and eliminated the red-light cameras. Mr. Borrero will focus on property tax relief and raising homestead exemption limitations.
Sara McFadden is active in the community and well informed about her district’s issues. Expansion of Medicaid and access to mental health services are a priority. Ms. McFadden is a proponent of town hall meetings to get to know and keep apprised of concerns of her constituents. Ms. McFadden would initiate measures to stop water pollution at its source and hold polluters accountable for the costs.
Clerk of Courts
Crystal Kinzel continues to do an outstanding job as Clerk of Courts. Ms. Kinzel has automated many services for County citizens and one of her priorities is to finish the automation of services. Ms. Kinzel completed two major audits of Irma and FEMA, which saved taxpayers one million dollars. Ms. Kinzel is active in the community and has made it a priority to inform voters of the services available through the Clerk of Courts.
County Commissioner – District 1
Rick LoCastro made a significant impression on the committee. A retired Air Force Colonel, Mr. LoCastro has the background to make a strong contribution as County Commissioner for District 1. He takes a team approach to getting things done and would be a strong leader for all of Collier County. His military background has given him the tools and experience to guide Collier County with a smart growth approach. Mr. LoCastro attends all the BCC meetings and is very informed on county issues.
County Commissioner – District 5
Bill McDaniel’s focus is on citizens’ safety, infrastructure and quality of life. Mr. McDaniel is an advocate for keeping taxes low. He is a proponent of fast-tracking infrastructure projects to create new jobs. Mr. McDaniel works tirelessly with the citizens of Immokalee to make improvements through education. Technical and vocational training will continue to be a top priority for him.
Abe Skinner loves his work and continues to have the passion for his job as Property Appraiser. He truly works for the citizens of Collier County as demonstrated by always going in favor of the taxpayer with tough calls. Mr. Skinner manages spending and fee collections so that about $800,000 has been returned to the taxing districts annually.