Wednesday, October 25th
District 81, As the war in Israel persists, I hope you will continue to join me in prayer for the Middle East during this time. Now more than ever, the Israeli people and the Jewish community in Florida need our unwavering support. We will always stand in solidarity with them. Thank you for reading this weekly update from the campaign trail. I am grateful for your continued support and encouragement since the launch of my campaign. If we keep this momentum going, we will definitely see a victory on Election Day.
Meeting with Speaker-Designate Daniel Perez
I had a great time in Tallahassee earlier this week and had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Speaker-Designate Daniel Perez to discuss my vision for District 81. We had a productive meeting, and I look forward to serving under his leadership in the Florida House.
Personal Statement on the War in Israel
Please watch the video below, where I talk more about my support for Israel in the wake of the brutal attacks by Hamas terrorists.
Explosion in Monterrey Condominium Lobby
Early Monday morning, an unknown electrical malfunction caused an explosion in the lobby area of the Monterrey Condominium. The explosion injured no one, but there was significant damage to the lobby and elevators. Fifty-five residents were evacuated and have found short-term housing until the lobby is repaired.
Later that morning, following the explosion, I had the opportunity to meet with displaced residents and survey the damage in my capacity as Chairman of the Marco Island City Council and Vice President of the Cape Marco Property Owners Association. The cause of the explosion was electrical in nature, but the State Fire Marshall’s office has yet to complete its investigation.
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy
October 13 marked the 248th birthday of the U.S. Navy. For those of you who do not know, I was awarded an honorable medical discharge from the U.S. Naval Academy. I had intended to attend flight school following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and have a long career as a Naval or Marine Corps aviator. However, during my sophomore year at the academy, I was hospitalized twice for the treatment of injuries I suffered during training. Following my second hospitalization, I was sent to Bethesda Naval Hospital and diagnosed with Hemophilia B, a condition preventing me from further military service.
Although my military career was abbreviated to just 19 months as a result of my medical diagnosis, my time as a midshipman at Annapolis was certainly one of the most formative experiences of my life, setting the stage for everything I was able to accomplish in a civilian capacity. Thank you to those in the U.S. Navy who keep our country safe in the air, on land, and at sea.
Sign My Candidate Petition!
As I mentioned in previous newsletters, in order for me to officially qualify to run for State Representative in House District 81, I need a certain number of community members to sign a candidate petition. I have been so encouraged by the overwhelming support I have received from the district so far, and I have no doubt that we will meet our signature goal soon. If you want to help me get to Tallahassee, please consider signing the petition linked here and then send to:
Greg Folley Campaign 940 Cape Marco Drive, Unit 2006 Marco Island, FL 34145
Thank you for your support and thank you for reading!
May God bless you and the Free State of Florida.