While we didn’t get the result we were hoping for, we are proud of the race we ran. I want to thank my family, my team, all of our volunteers, and each and every voter who turned out for us and who took the time to speak and meet with us and to share their hopes, concerns, and issues. I won’t forget you, and I will never stop fighting for you.
– Ford



Tom Homan 

President Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director 

David Bossie

President Trump’s Deputy Campaign Manager and President of Citizens United



“My family and I have lived in Southwest Florida since 2012. For my entire life I have been a strong conservative fighter who thinks it’s time that our politicians finally do what is needed: Back parental rights, end illegal immigration, pass constitutional carry, rein in big tech censorship, call for a forensic audit of the election, achieve U.S. energy independence, end our dependence on China, stop mandates, destroy the woke agenda, and actually back Our Governor.  When you think of me, think Freedom and Fortitude. I will fight for you every day.”



Illegal Immigration

We MUST protect our nation’s sovereignty, secure America’s borders, build the wall on the southern border, close the asylum and immigration loopholes to end chain migration, end sanctuary cities, and require employers to use E-Verify.

Parental Rights/CRT

Parents know what is best for their children. I will fight the woke agenda and mask mandates in the classroom. Our kids should be in school to learn free from a political agenda. Schools should teach about the way our country was founded on a noble vision of freedom and equality by our Founding Fathers, rather than about Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Henry Salvatori (Ford's Grandfather) served in Ronald Reagan's "Kitchen Cabinet"

Economy/Balanced Budget

Inflation, rent, housing, and gas prices are out of control. The key to Southwest Florida’s economic success and quality of life has been low taxes and minimal regulations including prohibiting overreaching COVID mandates. I will fight to block any new taxes and to keep the federal government out of our backyard. You know how to spend your money better than politicians do.
We balance our checkbooks every month and so should politicians. Endless debt is a threat to our national security, and I will fight wasteful spending.

Rein In Big Tech Censorship

Florida must do more to rein in Big Tech censorship. The restrictions by technology platforms on free speech are a threat to the open exchange of ideas and to our democracy. Tech companies should clearly explain their moderation policies and be held accountable for their biased mistakes.

Florida Family Action Endorses Ford O’Connell For State House

FLORIDA FAMILY ACTION ENDORSES FORD O’CONNELL FOR STATE HOUSE Lee County, Fla. – Florida Family Action have dropped their 2022 State House “Florida Voter Endorsement Guide” and has endorsed Ford O’Connell in District 77. Ford O’Connell’s response: “I am incredibly grateful that Florida Family Action (FFA) has endorsed our campaign. I am proud to join an esteemed list of candidates FFA has endorsed this cycle, including U.S. Representative Byron Donalds. Florida Family Action and John Stemberger are leading the way in Florida in the fight for life, marriage, family, and liberty and I could not be more honored to stand alongside them.” Background: Florida Family Action (FFA) is the legislative arm of the Florida Family Policy Council. FFA is a cultural action organization that is a completely separate sister organization of the Florida Family Policy Council, legally. It will provide a platform for informing, inspiring and rallying those who care deeply about the family to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our state. ### To learn more about Ford’s campaign for State House District 77, please visit his website at

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President Trump’s Deputy Campaign Manager and President of Citizens United, DAVID BOSSIE, Endorses Ford O’Connell For State House

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER and PRESIDENT OF CITIZEN UNITED, DAVID BOSSIE, ENDORSES FORD O’CONNELL FOR STATE HOUSE Lee County, Fla. –President Trump’s Deputy Campaign Manager in 2016 and current President of Citizens United, David Bossie, has endorsed Ford O’Connell for State House District 77. O’Connell’s response: “I am honored to receive David’s endorsement. David Bossie helped lead President Trump to Victory in 2016 and has fought time and time again for freedom of speech. I am thankful for the vote of confidence from someone who has fought so hard for election integrity and freedom of speech.” Background: David N. Bossie has served for the past 20 years as president of Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation. He served as a Senior Advisor to Trump/Pence 2020 and as a Senior Strategist for the 2020 re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In 2016, Bossie served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald J. Trump for President and as Deputy Executive Director for the Trump-Pence Transition Team. Bossie also served as a Fox News contributor from 2017-2020. ### To learn more about Ford’s campaign for State House District 77, please visit his website at

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