No-party affiliated candidate Angiolillo ran against Rambosk in 2008 but received only about 5 percent of the vote. Rambosk won in a landslide, taking about three-quarters of the vote, while the third candidate, private investigator Victor Ortino, received about 20 percent.
Rambosk defeated Ortino in the August Republican primary with nearly 80 percent of the vote.
Before he was elected sheriff in 2008, Rambosk served as Naples police chief, Naples city manager and Collier undersheriff. Angiolillo has owned several local businesses since 1992, including Class Act Limousine, an auto repair shop and a towing company, and was a state police officer in Connecticut in the 1970s.
All Collier County residents can cast votes.
Election 2012: Kevin Rambosk
Candidate for Collier County Sheriff.
This is the eleventh of a daily series of Q&A reports with the candidates in Collier and Lee counties, counting down to the Nov. 6 election.
Kevin J. Rambosk
Born: Oct. 26, 1954
How long you've lived in Collier County: 34 years
Education: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Nova University; Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration, William Paterson University; FBI National Academy
Family: Married to high school sweetheart, Pat, for 33 years; son Kevin is a graduate of the University of Florida; and son Kyle is a Naples city firefighter and paramedic
Political Affiliation: Republican
Current Position: Sheriff of Collier County, 2009 - present
Q: What is the first thing you would do if elected?
A: I will build on the many successful initiatives of the past four years and create new ones to meet the growing needs of our community in the future, including: Build the next generation of emergency communications; create a family safety skills academy; stop texting and driving; enhance prevention, awareness and protection services for senior citizens; double the number of community partnerships in our neighborhoods and in our business centers.
Q: What would you do to make your community a better place to live?
A: As your sheriff for the past four years with a proven commitment to public service for all my career, community involvement in all we do, safety above all else, and service to others before self is my philosophy, my policy and my life's calling. I will continue to fulfill the promises I have made to our community that include holding the line on crime and keeping Collier County a great place and a safe place.
Q: What makes you the most qualified for this position?
A: I am the public safety leader with 34 years of demonstrated service and law enforcement supervisory, administrative and executive skills. I have extensive knowledge of contemporary law enforcement methods and procedures, crime reduction techniques, community partnerships, cost control and budget development, and more. I have provided effectual leadership resulting in Collier County having the lowest metropolitan crime rate in Florida, a significant budget reduction, a youth program participation rate increase of more than 40,000 and much more.
Q: What distinguishes you from your opponent?
A: I am the only candidate that meets or exceeds national standards for hiring a chief law enforcement officer. With my advanced education and relevant experience including sheriff, Naples city police chief and Naples city manager, I remain uniquely qualified to continue to lead the Collier County Sheriff's Office as sheriff. I have saved Collier County tax payers $48 million by reducing our operating budget, while expanding community partnerships and enhancing our services to Collier County residents.
Vincent D. Angiolillo
Studio 55: Vinny & the elephant
Date of Birth: Oct. 16, 1951
How long you've lived in Collier County: Since 1987; full-time resident since 1992
Education: Graduate of Advanced Individual Training U.S. Army - Medical Corpsman 91B10, I am a veteran, graduate of Connecticut State Police Academy
Family: Happily married to my friend and bride Susan for 34 years. I do not wish to disclose further information.
Political affiliation: No Party Affiliation
Current position: Candidate for sheriff of Collier County
Q. What is the first thing you would do if elected?
A. Begin removing the corruption in the Collier County government.
Q. What would you do to make your community a better place to live?
A. Evaluate Sheriff's workforce, remove deputies that have ACTED ABOVE THE LAW. Reduce crime by 15 percent with proven programs. Set a fair standard for employees for raises/ promotions/assignments. Reduce upper command staff 50 percent. Reduce sheriff's budget by $20 million, stop DARE program and 287(g) program, evaluate deputies at schools program. Remove red light cameras/refund fines to taxpayers. Remove order: deputies must have a college degree for promotion. Fix 800 radio system for deputy protection.
Q. What makes you the most qualified for this position?
A. Honesty, integrity, sincerity, will not hide the facts. Current sheriff is deceptive. He is in it for the money. In my first year in office I will only accept $1 in salary, immediate savings of $155,999 to this community.
Q. What distinguishes you from your opponent?
A. No special interest groups, I accept NO Bribes/donations. I owe NO favors as result, that could sway my positions/decisions to SERVE & PROTECT and NOT HARASS AND COLLECT. NO ulterior motives, the money, nor the power, nor the false prestige, I will work for the citizens. The Collier County Sheriff's Office will be a fair place to be employed. Harassment from the deputies against the public will end by setting a new direction, it is called accountability.
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