Thursday, October 23, 2014

Representative  Fredrick W. "Fred" Costello

District 26

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Ormond Beach

Occupation:  Dentist

Spouse:  Linda Gail Ditzig Costello of Waukegan, IL

Child(ren):  Angela Fe Costello Cavanaugh, Lucas Jacob Costello, Eric David Costello

Grandchild(ren):  Austin Rico Costello, Miranda Jaylee Costello, Skylar Gail Pender, Joseph John Cavanaugh, Jr.

Education:  Graceland University, B.S., 1967-1970; University of Iowa, D.D.S., 1970-1974; Senator and Speaker pro tempore of the Student Government Association

Born:  February 9, 1950, Orlando, FL

Military:  United States Air Force, Captain, 1974-1977

Religious Affiliation:  Christian—Oasis Christ Fellowship of Ormond Beach

Recreational Interest:  family, sports, travel

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2010

Other Public Service

Florida Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations 2009-2010

Ormond Beach, Mayor 2002-2010

Volusia Council of Governments 2002-2010, past Chairman

Volusia Transportation Planning Organization 2000-2010, past Chairman

Ormond Beach City Commissioner 1999-2002

Ormond Beach Development Review Board 1995, past Chairman

Ormond Beach Planning Board 1989-1995, past Chair


Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County, President 2008-2009

Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, past President 2004

Volusia County Dental Association, past President 1998

Kiwanis, former President 1981-1982

Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce

DeLand Chamber of Commerce

Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce

Food Brings Hope, United Way Agency, Board member

United We Smile, United Way Agency, Co-Founder and Board member


Florida League of Cities, Defender of Home Rule Award 2012

Volusia League of Cities, Elected Official of the Year 2007

Volusia County Association for Responsible Development, Citizen of the Year 2006

Daytona Beach Leadership Council, Marvin Samuels Leadership Award 2005

Leadership Florida Elected Officials 2002

Leadership Daytona Beach 1982

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