Monday, May 25, 2020

Rommel Visits Caxambas Republican Club


City Councilor Howard Reed (left) with Representative Bob Rommel Photos by Maria Lamb

City Councilor Howard Reed (left) with Representative Bob Rommel Photos by Maria Lamb

Florida Freshman Representative Bob Rommel is quick to admit that he is a businessman who wants to get things done using common sense. As a freshman Florida Representative, he went to Tallahassee with his own ideas of the types of issues he’d want to be involved in. He wanted to get involved in business-related issues; healthcare was also on the top of his list. But the bill he worked the hardest on and got the most feeling of satisfaction from was HB 249, which mandates EMTs and paramedics to report overdoses to the Florida Department of Health. Like most citizens of Collier County, Rommel did not think there was an opioid problem here in Collier County, and not in Marco Island. When he first introduced the bill, Bob received pushback from hospitals, doctors and even from his own colleagues from both the House and Senate. House Bill 249 was signed by Governor Scott and Bob is hopeful the bill will save lives.

Representative Bob Rommel addresses members of the Caxambas Republican Club.

Representative Bob Rommel addresses members of the Caxambas Republican Club.

Father Tim Navin, pastor of the San Marco Catholic Church, shared Bob Rommel’s concern with the opioid problem in Collier County. As a clergyman, Father Tim has dealt with the tragedy, emotions and tears from the six overdose cases in Marco Island in the last four years. In his line of work, he hears things and he is aware that drugs are easily obtained by our island’s young residents.

Linda Turner, Gerry Swiacki and Jennifer Edwards, Supervisor of Elections for Collier County.

Linda Turner, Gerry Swiacki and Jennifer Edwards, Supervisor of Elections for Collier County.

Bob Rommel visited Marco Island days after Hurricane Irma and was very proud with Marco’s first responders. He personally met with Fire Chief Mike Murphy and Police Chief Al Schettino, and he also commended the city council and all the city staff for their tireless work post Hurricane Irma.

Rommel’s Message for Winning 2018: It will be a tough 2018 campaign and republicans will need to work smarter and work harder. Don’t take 2018 for granted!

Kathleen Passidomo will be the November 21st guest speaker for the Caxambas Republican Club. This is a members only event with limited seating. Time to renew your membership and enjoy an evening with Florida’s Freshman Senator, Kathleen Passidomo.

For more information, please contact President Dave Rice at: marcodave@comcast.net or call Dave at 239-250-2175.

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