Coming back to Collier County during the middle of season helped to remind U.S. Congressman Byron Donalds that his home district here in Southwest Florida can, at times, be just as challenging as Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Donalds, who represents the 19th Congressional District in the State of Florida, was reminded of that as he wound his way to Marco Island on Monday afternoon to visit with members of the Marco Island City Council, city staff and members of the public.
Congressman Donalds won his seat in Congress when he was elected to fill the position that was previously held by former Congressman Francis Rooney, who stepped down in 2020 after serving two terms representing Southwest Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Donalds came in with a positive message for the Marco Community, touting the image of America as the envy of the world and the qualities of life here in Florida as a big part of that perception. He extended that positive message to include the ongoing program of vaccinations being offered in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected nations around the world.