I am Patrick, a year round resident and active member of the community of Fort Myers Beach. I am running for Town Council to represent the residents and businesses in a fair and supportive way without any intention to just fill a seat or an ego. I live my life by the Scout Oath and Law, daily.
Under the equal rights and liberties of citizens granted by the Constitution of the United States of America, I will represent the residents and businesses with due diligence granted, with a conservative approach to town mandates, ordinances and operations with a town government that is courteous and respectful to all residents, businesses, visitors and vendors while building the relationships within the State and County of Lee and surrounding townships.
Moving from the suburbs of Chicago as a High School Teacher (Social Studies/English) in the City of Chicago after surviving a Heart attack (Widow maker 100% blockage) September, 2017 and a murder of one of my high school students where I was teaching. (11/2017) I moved to Fort Myers Beach to build on my mental and personal health as I was only 47 years young.
Fort Myers Beach:
Lovers Lane from 04/01/2018 - 11/30/2018
Palermo Circle where I lived from 11/30/2018 - 07/30/2021
Widgeon Terrace 07/30/2021 - current.
I am currently teaching English Language Arts at Dunbar High School for the Lee County School District.
I began Scouting from the age of (8) 1978, in Cub Scout (Pack 3465) and earned the rank of Eagle Scout, in 1988 at the age of 18 from troop 465, Five Holy Martyrs Parish, in Chicago. ( Eagle Service Project was to run a book drive to fill a new library at the California Gardens Nursing Home, in Chicago where we received over 10k books and magazines).
Worked as a BSA Camp staff for the Owasippe Scout Reservation (MI) both oldest and largest Scout Reservation in America from 1984 - 1997, serving in roles as Aquatics Director, Shooting Sports Director and Unit Commissioner. As a Camp Staff Trainer for the counselor in training program from 1993-2015. Recently, I became the Owasippe Scout Reservation Director in the Summer of 2016.
As an Adult, I became an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 465 from 1988 to 2017, where I held that roll until becoming the Scoutmaster of Troop 465 for 11 years. I had also served as Cub Master for a year in 2014 to redevelop Cub Pack 3465 ,that feeds Troop 465 and bringing the unit membership from 0-62 cub scouts in one year while working with City Alderman and four School Principals for support in the surrounding areas for recruitment, in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Chicago. (Brighton Park)
I was the organizer for both the Spaghetti Dinner and Pancake Breakfast fund raisers which allowed for the operating expenses for both Pack 3465 and Troop 465 of Five Holy Martyrs.
As an adult leader I mentored 14 Eagle Scouts with the most recent being 4 Eagle Scouts in the last 5 years. (Photo Gallery)
Currently still active as a assistant Scout Master for troop 465 for a week in the summer at scout camp.
Macomb, Illinois Mayoral Race where I ran for the role of Town Mayor. I attended Western Illinois University where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science while being a fulltime student, fulltime District Manager of a night club and restaurant. The election resulted in a loss with an estimated 22% of the vote.
Volunteered on multiple campaigns for two City Councilman, Cook County Sherriff and one Cook County Commissioner. Most recently for current Alderman Ray Lopez, who is officially running for Mayor of the City of Chicago.
Bachelors of Arts and Science in Political Science - Western Illinois University - 2001
Masters of Education Secondary Ed. - University of Phoenix - 2011
Restaurant and Bar management business experience totaling 22 years.
McDonalds from Fry Cook, Trainer, Restoration Manager for expansion, General Manager and District Manager.
City of Chicago Department of Business License and Affairs
General Manager of 115 Bourbon Street, the largest bar in the City of Chicago.
Bar and restaurant Independent Consultant.
Potbelly Sandwich Works, Opening Location Manager taking the company from 7 locations to 18 Potbelly locations totaling 11, also known as the Director of Fun.
District of Operations for Top of the Town LLC. Operated and helped design a bar and grill and two small local taverns. I personally designed, opened and operated the largest Nightclub in Macomb Il..
Training Manager for Brown Barrel Inc. operating a total of 5 Night Club locations.
Life Guard, Swim, Instructor, and aquatics program director for the West Communities YMCA.
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TOWN COUNCIL FORT MYERS BEACH
Patrick Romcoe, 239-766-0220. Lets meet out in Time Square or stop by Tuesdays after 5 at the Cigar Hut.
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