State Rep. Fred Costello considering bid for newly drawn Congressional District 6

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State Representative Fred Costello announced his intention to consider a run for the newly drawn Congressional District 6. The new seat encompasses all of St. Johns and Flagler Counties as well as large portions of Volusia and Putnam Counties. Representative Costello is a founding partner of a local dentist practice in Ormond Beach. He currently represents parts of Flagler and Volusia Counties in the legislature. Prior to being elected to the State House, Rep. Costello served as Mayor of Ormond Beach from 2002-2010 and as City Commissioner from 1999 – 2002.

“With today’s news that my friend, Congressman John Mica, will run in the newly drawn Congressional District 7 I wanted to let all of my friends and supporters know that I am considering a run for Congress in the new District 6. I believe community service is a responsibility and public service is a calling,” said Representative Costello, “In Luke 12:48 we are admonished: ‘For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required.’ My family and I have been, and continue to be, truly blessed and I plan to have a discussion with my wife Linda and my entire family soon to make a decision.”

“Now more than ever, Washington is in need of good men and women who will stand up for our unalienable God granted rights of ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ and defend our US Constitution. I have lived in the newly drawn Congressional District 6 for 35 years, serving as Mayor of Ormond Beach and State Representative. As a passionate supporter for protecting life, limited government and reduced regulation I will take these same principles to Washington if I choose to run,” said Representative Costello.

A significant factor in Representative Costello’s decision will be where Congresswomen Sandy Adams decides to run for re-election. “Congresswoman Adams and I are friends. I have known of her excellent work for years and respect her accomplishments. If she chooses to run in the new District 6 I would proudly support her campaign,” continues Representative Costello.

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