Former Caterpillar Exec. Ed Rapp Endorses Greg Folley For Fla. HD 81

Naples, Fla. – Today, Greg Folley announced the endorsement of Ed Rapp, former Group President and CFO at Caterpillar Inc. Ed was widely expected to be named the next CEO of Caterpillar until he was diagnosed with ALS, forcing an early retirement in 2016. Although Ed’s life has changed in many ways since the diagnosis, the disease has not stopped him from leading and serving others in other important capacities. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Board for ALS Finding a Cure and is Advisory Board Chairman for Answer ALS.

“In every day conversations, it is hard not to have it at some point lead to a discussion around how frustrated everyone is with the political process,” said Ed Rapp. “However, for most of us, complain is really all we do. Few are willing to directly engage. Greg Folley is an exception and has stepped forward to make a difference.”

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Rapp added: “This really comes as no surprise to me. Greg has always been one to take on challenges. He did it in his business career and I am confident he will do it in the political arena as well. The one thing I can assure the people of Florida is that he will do it with a high degree of integrity and with the best interest of Florida in mind. He clearly understands what it takes for the state to be competitive and at the end of the day, a state’s competitiveness has the most direct impact on its standard of living. I strongly endorse Greg.”

Greg Folley
Greg Folley

“The strong endorsements I have received from several well-respected leaders indicate the high level of traction my campaign is gaining,” said Greg Folley. “I cannot thank my friend Ed Rapp enough for his supportive words and willingness to stand behind my freedom-driven campaign in this race. He is a fighter and has been a strong ally since the very beginning. I look forward to building more support throughout the community as we continue on the campaign trail. We still have a lot of ground to cover before election day!”

Greg is a full-time resident of Marco Island and was appointed to the City Council on June 1, 2020, to fill a vacancy. He was elected to fill the remainder of the term in November of 2020 and was re-elected to a full four-year term in November 2022. Since December of 2022, he has served as the Chairman of the Marco Island City Council. Greg is married to Margo, is father to 9 children and two stepchildren, and is a grandfather of 11. He is a parishioner at San Marco Catholic Church.

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