Bud Horenci, Marbella Lakes Endorses McLeod

Dear Collier County District 4 Voters: I am writing to share my endorsement of Michelle McLeod as our next County Commissioner.

Michelle is the most qualified, knowledgeable and empathetic candidate to step forward, with the intent of actually improving our way of life. She is indebted to no one but the voters and will introduce a thoughtful, conservative approach to the over development of our beautiful county, to the wasteful spending on unnecessary or unneeded projects, to the government involvement beyond what government should be doing, and to resident representation.

All these things are currently lacking and are responsible for the decline in the quality of life we enjoyed just a few years ago.

Please access Michelle’s web site, www.mcleodforcommissioner.com, for details and specifics.

Thank you,
Bud Horenci, Marbella Lakes

Naples Better Government Endorses Michelle McLeod

Naples Better Government proudly endorses two long-time Collier County residents for Collier County Commissioner. The candidates’ positions on affordable housing, growth, economic development, public safety, water quality, environment, mental health, fiscal policy, and complemented by strong records of community activism were key reasons the NBG Board makes these recommendations.

In Commission District Four, Naples Better Government recommends Michelle McLeod. Michelle served on the Naples City Council from 2016 to 2020 where she was instrumental with the development of Baker Park, the City Dock, and the City Emergency Operations Center. Her experience includes the Collier County Community Land Trust, Leadership Collier, Leadership Florida, Collier Coalition for Healthy Minds, and Naples Pathway Coalition. Her background is hotel management and banking. Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University.

All candidates running for Districts 2 and 4 seats on the Board of County Commissioners were invited to participate in the pre-endorsement candidate interviews on June 29. Interviewed were candidates Reg Buxton, Chris Hall, Gerald Lefebvre, Nancy Lewis, Daniel Kowal, Michelle McLeod and Penny Taylor.

The Naples Better Government Committee is a nonpartisan political committee founded in 1990 whose purpose is to promote better government in the City of Naples and Collier County Florida.

Submitted by Dennis Sanders, Vice President

Naples Better Government

Lisa Morton, Resident of Coconut River Estates Supports McLeod

Michelle has taken the time to get to know many people in our small and sometimes forgotten community of Coconut River Estates.

She’s done her homework, attended our meetings and we feel like she understands our needs and will be a good advocate for us and our area.

I feel that Michelle has the energy, enthusiasm and experience to lead us on the path towards improving our way of life in Collier County.

Thank you,

Lisa Morton





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Hans Johnson, Resident of Riviera Golf Estates for McLeod

Letter to the Editor published July 2, 2022, Naples Daily News.

Michelle McLeod was interested in our neighborhood of Riviera Golf Estates when others were not.

She was the only candidate who took to the time to visit us. Michelle learned firsthand about the threats we face here by the potential development of the Riviera Golf Club. Those are the kind of qualities I am looking for in a county commissioner. I’ll be voting for Michelle for District 4 county commissioner and I encourage you to do the same.

Hans Johnson, Naples

Naples Area Board of Realtors Endorse Michelle McLeod for Commissioner

Dear Michelle,

It is with pleasure that the Naples Area Board of REALTORS advises you that you have been recommended by the BOARD for election to the office of Collier county Commissioner District 4.

You rated the highest among all candidates for this position during the recent candidate screening sessions.

We are asking that you attend our next Government Issues Meeting at 4:00 on Monday July 25th in the Board of Directors Room at our main campus to meet and hear from our members. We hope you are able to attend.

We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate you and wish you success in this fall’s election.


Danielle Brazil Hudson, MA | Vice President of Public Policy
Naples Area Board of REALTORS® | 1455 Pine Ridge Road | Naples, FL 34109

Maurice Gutierrez, Resident of Bayshore for McLeod

Michelle, it is really amazing how your involvement in such a short time has put our community’s vision back on track.

I can say that everyone in Bayshore knows about you and are behind your efforts.

Thank you for immersing yourself into our community.

Joseph Rodriguez, Resident of Marbella Lakes Endorses McLeod for Commissioner

Michelle recently paid an impromptu, unaccompanied visit to our community, where she met and spoke with random residents about their various neighborhood and countywide concerns.

Michelle demonstrated wide-ranging knowledge of the issues raised as well as a passion to serve effectively and meet the expectations of constituents.

Michelle’s genuine sincerity, respect, and modesty resonated very well with everyone that she met, and she deservedly gained their support. This was an unprecedented request that I was eager to accommodate, whereas no one else has ever taken that level of interest to understand the circumstances firsthand.

Anthony Cantasano, Resident of Isle of Collier Endorses McLeod for Commissioner

It is refreshing to see someone follow through to help us with our community’s desires. You’ve been a big help in understanding the MSTU process. Keep up the good work.

Michelle McLeod for balanced development

Letter to they editor published in the Naples Daily News, June 25, 2022

I am a full-time resident and business owner in the Bayshore area. I have been fortunate to have had a full and rich corporate career that allowed me to travel the world and live in many great locations. A few years ago I attended a meeting where several speakers talked about the vision for the future of the Bayshore Area as an art and culture destination.

As a lifelong collector of art this appealed to me as a great opportunity to invest in the community in which I live. So a year ago I opened an art gallery on Bayshore Drive. While the CRA has been active in supporting the positive transformation of the area, I also expected my county commissioner to be supportive of the development of this artistic small business focused area.

I have not found this to be the case with Penny Taylor. It seems that only large developments can get her attention. I believe it is time to change the commissioner in District 4. I am supporting Michelle McLeod as she has a history of supporting balanced development.

Catherine Ehrenberger, Naples

Dom Cotugno, Brookside – Endorses Michelle McLeod

“Indeed welcoming to actually have someone spend time to fully understand our critical issues and what needs to be improved in our community.

Your knowledge, experience and enthusiasm is just what we need as our next county commissioner.“