JoAnn DeBartolo is a native of Central New Jersey. As a young girl, she spent many of her summers at the Jersey shore with her family, as such; she acquired a great love for the ocean and beach. JoAnn attended Arizona State University majoring in criminal justice. JoAnn then moved to San Diego, CA and started her own direct mail advertising company. After building the business into the largest independent direct mail business in San Diego County, she sold the company. JoAnn was then recruited by Samsung Electronics to be their print media buyer for Samsung’s in-house advertising agency. JoAnn’s responsibilities included, ad placements in magazines such as Fortune and Forbes, as well as many Conde’ Nast publications. When the dot-com bubble burst, JoAnn decided to leave Samsung and get into the real estate business. While working as a Realtor in Los Angeles, JoAnn received awards for having the most listings and the most closed sales in her office as well as the coveted Crystal Sales Achievement Award. JoAnn relocated to Naples, Florida to pursue here real estate career in paradise and joined Downing-Frye Realty. JoAnn has many interests including her love for horses. She is an accomplished English equestrian rider and show jumper. Additionally, JoAnn is an avid tennis player. JoAnn is also involved in politics; she has worked on the election campaigns for Governor/Senator Rick Scott, former Congressman Trey Radel, former Commissioner Tom Henning, Congressman Francis Rooney, Governor Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump. JoAnn is also a member of the Collier County Republican Executive Committee in the capacity of precinct committeewoman for precinct #317 which encompasses the community of The Vineyards. JoAnn is also active member of the Women’s Republican Club of Naples Federated and a volunteer at Humane Society Naples.
Midterm Election 2018 – Ron DeSantis’ Area Representative – JoAnn coordinated all the phone banks and door knocking campaigns in the primary & general election. In the general election, JoAnn worked with former and current White House staff to coordinate events for Candidate DeSantis.
JoAnn was in the Collier County Chairwoman for the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign – JoAnn and her team of volunteers had the #1 turnout in the GOP primary in the State of Florida as part of the historic win of 66 out of 67 counties. JoAnn created a large group of grassroots volunteers to organize the ground game for phone banking, door canvassing, farmer’s markets, gun shows and other events in the county. Before the Trump campaign, JoAnn worked for Governor Rick Scott’s re-election – her precinct came in 2nd place as a percentage in Florida for getting out the vote. When Rick Scott ran for Governor in 2010 JoAnn was one of original 5 supporters of the candidate Rick Scott. JoAnn volunteered in Rick Scott’s campaign office, making phone calls and door knocking.
POST ELECTION ACTIVITIES
JoAnn has been the Precinct Committeewomen for the Collier County Republican Executive Committee, precinct #317 from February 2010 to present. After the 2016 General Election, JoAnn was the first County Chair to create an independent countywide Trump Club, The Patriots for Trump Club, Inc. The club meets six to eight times per year. JoAnn’s club has hosted speakers such as Florida Senator Rick Scott, Governor Ron DeSantis and all three Attorneys General candidates for Florida as well as pundit Dick Morris and three senior advisors to President Trump; Roger Stone, Michael Caputo and George Papadopoulos.