Fred Costello

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 14:12, 1 April 2014 by Joel Williams (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Fred Costello
Fred Costello.jpg
Florida House Of Representatives District 26
Former member
In office
November 16, 2010 - November 16, 2012
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/per day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sGraceland University (1970)
OtherD.D.S., University of Iowa (1974)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1974 - 1977
Date of birthFebruary 9, 1950
Place of birthOrlando, Florida
Office website
Campaign website
Fred Costello campaign logo

Fred Costello (b. February 9, 1950) was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives. He represented District 26 from 2010 to 2012.

Costello was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Florida. Costello was defeated by Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1]


Costello was born and raised in Orlando, Florida.[2] He earned his D.D.S. from the University of Iowa and his B.S. from Graceland University.[2]


Costello is a dentist in the town of Ormond Beach, Florida. He previously served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1974 to 1977.[2]

Costello was a Captain in U.S. Air Force from 1974-1977.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Costello served on these committees:

  • Finance & Tax
  • Subcommittee on Community and Military Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Government Operations (Appropriations)
  • Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Access



See also: Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Costello ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 6th District. Costello sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[3] The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. Costello was defeated by Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1][4]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Desantis 38.8% 24,132
Fred Costello 22.8% 14,189
Beverly Slough 13.2% 8,229
Craig Miller 13.1% 8,113
Richard Clark 9.8% 6,090
Alec Pueschal 1.2% 739
William Billy Kogut 1% 628
Total Votes 62,120


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Costello won election, defeating Timothy Huth (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 26
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Costello (R) 34,369 60.48%
Timothy Huth (D) 22,460 39.52%

Costello defeated Vince Champion and Nathan Daniel McDonell in the August 24 primary.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 26 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Costello 7,341 49.96%
Nathan McDonell 4,042 27.51%
Vince Champion 3,312 22.54%

Campaign donors


Costello raised $282,769 in contributions for his 2010 campaign as of July 8, 2011.[7] However, only 12 out of his 13 campaign finance reports have been filed.

His largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $41,585
Florida Institute of CPAS $3,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce $3,000
Metra Electronics $1,500
Highlander Corp $1,500

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Fred + Costello + Florida + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Fred Costello News Feed

  • Loading...


Costello and his wife Linda Gail Ditzig have three children.

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Patterson
Florida House of Representatives District 26
Succeeded by
Dwayne L. Taylor (D)