I wholeheartedly endorse William Douglass for County Commissioner District 1.

As former Chief of the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District, I can say with first-hand knowledge Lt. William Douglass has the highest work ethic, knowledge, integrity, compassion, dedication and commitment to others. As a first responder, when the alarm sounds, you have a unique look into one’s community, mostly on the worst days many will experience.

William is amazing in crisis. He remains calm, quickly puts a plan in action for response, communicates that to all involved and adjusts to any changes as needed. If someone can do all of this in response to an emergency, think about what he will be able to do every day for the citizens of Copeland, East Naples, Goodland, Isles of Capri and Marco Island.

William has been known to take food, bedding, and toys back to a family he encountered on shift. Proof he is genuinely dedicated to serving others first before himself. No other candidate has this level of interaction with the citizens of this community for over 30 years.

William served on the fire district’s apparatus committee for 15 years. This experience proved he is committed to fiscal responsibility and common-sense solutions. When designing a fire truck to meet the needs of the crew he did so keeping taxpayer’s money in mind.

William is a great attentive listener. You will not find someone who will work harder and be the voice of the people in our District. I could always count on him and so can you. You have a choice on August 18, 2020 and it is very clear, vote for William Douglass for Collier County Commissioner, District 1 and put him to work for YOU.


Robert “Bob” Schank

Former Fire Chief, East Naples Fire Rescue and Control District