Born on June 15, 1955 in Staten Island, New York. I am married to Carol DiPaolo. We have 4 adult children as a blended family and 7 grandchildren. I resided in New Jersey for a period of time before relocating to Marco Island and Naples, Florida after retirement.
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Brooklyn College, I entered the New York City Fire Department in 1978. Worked in several Brooklyn firehouses and was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Manhattan. I rose to the rank of Captain. During my tenure as Captain, responded to the World Trade Center on 9-11-01. I retired after 25 years of service.
In conjunction with my career in the FDNY, I established several businesses in the following fields, construction, pest control, and residential real estate. Aside from my work career, I am an avid car enthusiast belonging to several Porsche clubs.
My initiation into the political arena, fighting for freedom, began with my disbelief of the results of the 2020 Presidential election along with the COVID unlawful mandates and restrictions. Protecting the 2nd Amendment would be my first foray. My mission was to obtain an ordinance from our County Commissioners called the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. (SAPA). Unfortunately, due to Florida Statute 790.33, it was unable to move forward.
The Bill of Rights Sanctuary Ordinance was, henceforth, created in order to capture the 2nd Amendment along with our other Constitutional Rights. Our first attempt to have the ordinance passed was compromised by the Commissioners granting a Resolution by a vote of 3-2. In August 2023 the Bill of Rights Sanctuary County Ordinance was passed in a 4-1 vote in favor of the bill. Collier would be the first county in Florida to do so.
I am now currently collecting names on a petition to support the right to life. It would ban abortion except under certain life-threatening situations in the state of Florida. The petition if successful will get this issue on the 2024 ballot.
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