Sunday, August 31, 2014

Meet Lynda Bell's Campaign Manager Jose Luis Castillo. By Geniusofdespair


Lynda and Mark Bell's campaign Manager for their respective losing campaigns for Commissioner and Mayor:

 Jose Luis Castillo of Greenpoint Group

(Yes that is Lynda Bell behind the shoulder of State Senator Miguel diaz de la Portilla.)

Looks like Castillo's sleazy tactics don't work any more (such as the guys posing as cops at the precincts with black shirts on saying they were Lynda Bell Supporters even though the police officially backed Daniella Levine Cava and the "Blame Marlins Fiasco" on Daniella Levine Cava. Like she made any of the decisions on the Marlin's deal....not.)  

The Absentee ballots were watched pretty closely but he did manage a 500 vote surplus on them.

55 comments:

youbetcha' said...

What about the mail piece that blamed Cava for rising taxes? Daniella is lucky she didn't get blamed Lynda's ethical slips.

Anonymous said...

Take his salary and divide by the 500 surplussed absentee ballots. Hefty payday.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure the campaign manager made all that money. Some suspect that much of that campaign money was actually being funneled back to the candidate herself.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully we'll see him behind bars soon.

Anonymous said...

Behind bars? I have heard that he has been seen in several local bars drowning his sorrow.

Believe me. His losses are our gains!

Anonymous said...

Wow! He's sexy!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like one fine piece of ass to me :P

Anonymous said...

Despite what you may think, Jose Luis Castillo would have to be GOD to win the race for Lynda Bell.

She lost the race herself, and I would not hesitate to say that, thinking she knows it all, she probably got in the way of anything Castillo or any other person would suggest she do.

She lost it on her own and no amount of help or advice could make the outcome be otherwise.

The good news is, She's gone and that's all that counts.

Anonymous said...

Daayumm thats one sexy beast!

Anonymous said...

Pero look at that style! He's just fabulous all around

Anonymous said...

Now that's style...I think he should be a fashion consultant

Anonymous said...

I think he should be a fashion consultant

Anonymous said...

Tremendo hunk

Anonymous said...

Cuban FBI says: break me a piece of that pie

Anonymous said...

Is he married? I want some of that!

Anonymous said...

He should be on Tinder! Buddy buddy pum pum #multicultural

Anonymous said...

On a scale of 1 to 10 he's a 10,000

Anonymous said...

God went all out making that beauty

Anonymous said...

I'm a lesbian and even I'll go back to men for that!

Anonymous said...

I'm baffled by his perfection

Anonymous said...

Is it my eyes or is that a halo around his head? Jesus sent him for everyone's eyes to rejoice

Anonymous said...

Does he look that beautiful everyday or was this arranged photo shoot?

Anonymous said...

I think someone is jelly...did he reject you?

Anonymous said...

Jose Luis' style is to work from the outside, from the shadows. Had Lynda not made herself such a lightening rod for labor, chances are she'd would have kept her seat. But she managed to draw the ire of the PBA, the firefighters, the SEIU, and the librarians. The teachers jumped in, too. Daniella had labor representatives from all over the country show up to work on her campaign. What did Lynda have? Paid campaign workers. Add to that the fact that there are few subsidized senior housing complexes in District 8, and you begin to see how Castillo's campaign style doesn't work. In Hialeah, the elderly residents, and there are a lot, are told that they must vote, they must vote absentee, and that they must wait for someone with the Hialeah machine to inspect their ballot before it is sealed. Castillo did disclose the names of paid persons who were tied to his AB effort. You can find it at: http://www.voterfocus.com/ws/mdccand/pdf_miamidade/doc_1248_20140822095426_MD-ED_26_AB_Report_14P6.pdf

Anonymous said...

To the nitwits who think he is handsome, let him take off his glasses he is cross-eyed. You all like him because you never saw a tall Hispanic man since Raul Martinez.

Geniusofdespair said...

You said: Is it my eyes or is that a halo around his head? Jesus sent him for everyone's eyes to rejoice.


It must be a Hispanic thing is right, this man is not handsome and his only good point I can see, he is a tall guy in rumpled linen. I guess all you guys running should get lifts for your shoes. Personally, I think it is his wife writing all these dumb comments.

Linda said...

Miguel Diaz de la Portilla is very handsome, he blows away Castillo. I agree, the wife wrote all those insane comments or your readers have bad taste.

Anonymous said...

No, it was JLC who was writing all the comments about his own handsomeness.

David said...

Powder blue pants? he thinks he is still in Columbia.

PO said...

The people in the t-shirts weren't posing as cops. They wanted to save cops from layoffs. If you thought they were cops, that was your problem.

Anonymous said...

Colombian?! Hispanic?! I heard he's a
Dutch man - his full name is Jose Luis Castillo Eggermont

Anonymous said...

Colombian?! Hispanic?! I heard he was a Dutch man, his full name is Jose Luis Castillo Eggermont

Anonymous said...

The fashion police says:

Nice posture and haircut - he needs to give the hairdresser a big tip. Best thing in the photo - his wrist watch.

As fashion police, we are not affiliated with the PBA.

Anonymous said...

The comments of attraction are either written by Annette Taddeo, Katy Sorenson or Vanessa Brito.

Anonymous said...

He'll go back to being a hired thug for Juan Mayol at zoning hearing herding paid supporters of bad applications.

Anonymous said...

Castillo is a bully. He was a bully when he managed Mark Bell's campaign and he was one while with Lynda's. Interesting tidbit: #34 on the AB workers' list is his wife: Lourdes Alard (they conveniently left out Castillo). Wonder what she'll do now that Lynda is gone. After all, Lourdes was Lynda's District Director.

Anonymous said...

jose becomes busboy...Lynda bell takes over as desk helper at motel and mark bell becomes bell boy.....Honey Boo Boo how could this happen so much for our hometown girl

Anonymous said...

the only reason the race was this close was because of him. those ABs were his doing. there was no way Bell was going to win. there wasn't anyone outside of Ros-Lehtinen talking her up. Everyone came out Daniella.

Anonymous said...

the only reason the race was this close was because of him. those ABs were his doing. there was no way Bell was going to win. there wasn't anyone outside of Ros-Lehtinen talking her up. Everyone came out Daniella.

Anonymous said...

all of bell's trailer trash sore losers representin' here...holla!

Anonymous said...

I agree with earlier comments. Silver daddy is hot!

Anonymous said...

Only unethical candidates would use this guy. I hear he is now working Peggy Bell's campaign in Cutler Bay.

Sometimes Jose Castillo works out in the open as Green Point Group, other times he works behind the scene funneling money. Either way he fights dirty then expects a payout in the end.

youbetcha' said...

Lots of very boring comments on here today. The 13 year olds must have found the link to eom.

Anonymous said...

Bell sure attracted money from the usual County vendors and sleazy lobbyists. What did Lynda Bell do with all that money?

Anonymous said...

I have known Castillo. He is of Dutch descent and I believe very handsome. Yes, he is married.

What's wrong with crumpled linen? There is nothing so sophisticated and stylish as linen, crumpled or not.

Is he talented? Maybe, but I believe his Lynda Bell win was a big fluke.

Everybody loves a winner and candidates flocked to him because of that win.

Too bad he hooked up with Lynda Bell. She could be his downfall.






Anonymous said...

I too heard Peggy Bell is using Castillo and that Peggy supported Lynda. Bells of a feather, flock together. Now that Lynda's lost, Peggy has no more use for her and will kick her to the curb and try to squirm her way into Cava's graces.

Anonymous said...

Catillo is the only one that thinks he is hot.

Thanks JL for loosing the Lynda Bell race we are all much better off. He is really not very good at what he does. He runs a primitive organization and thinks very highly of himself. He is so predictable be sure to look for the following in Peggy Bells campaign lots of signs, negative mailers and his father-in-law starring in a TV commercial.

He's hot.... NOT!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If Lynda Bell could step down now the 12 remaining commissioners could appoint Daniela Cava to fill the remaining days of Bell's term...

Anonymous said...

Lynda will never step down her position is the only thing that gives her self worth. I hear she's already looking at Holly Roschein's seat as her next one term conquest she's movin on up!!!!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Bell could put District 8 constituents first? Imagine Bell politely handing over the reins to Cava?

Anonymous said...

Candidate Art Nanni had been meeting with Lynda Bell and supporting her behind the scenes. What can I say, he was always committed to doing whatever it takes to win. Too bad for Art Nanni that Lynda lost (he will too)!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice try, Art Nanni had a Daniella sign in his front yard. His wife worked along side Daniella and both Art and Sandi have nothing but high praise for Daniella.

Peggy Bell not only supported Lynda but when local volunteers repeatedly asked Peggy to help Daniella with her campaign, Peggy Bell said no. Now that Daniella has won Peggy is trying to pretend she supported her from the start.

Jose Castillo, Lynda Bell's campaign manager is on the sidelines of Peggy's campaign helping her out. She say's she's running an honest campaign and not listening to special interest - yeah right. Jose is a lobbyist and developer who works campaigns so he can secure votes.

Peggy has often referred to Lynda as her "sister". I finally agree with Peggy Bell on something, her and Lynda are very much alike.

Anonymous said...

Nice try Art Nanni supporter! But that is a big load of BS.
Peggy Bell has never said she was related Lynda because she is not. Peggy Bell was a public servant and civically involved in her community before Lynda ever arrived.
Since Nanni was so gracious to put a sign in his yard..(yeah right) please tell us about all the volunteer work he did for Daniella? Whats that? He did nothing?
It is understandable that Council member Peggy Bell could not volunteer to help another campaign as she is a full time council member for the Town of Cutler Bay AND...is kind of busy fighting the dishonesty of Art Nanni's campaign.
Stop the lies and dishonesty!

Anonymous said...

The embarrassment to the town of Cutler Bay by Mayor MacDougall’s offensive “Cuban brochure” is exactly the type of politics his employee, Art Nanni is playing. They both will say and do anything to win!

No more dishonest politics in Cutler Bay!
NO to Nanni!

Anonymous said...

First off, I did not say they were related, I said she referred to Lynda as her "sister". Note the quotation marks around the word.

Art Nanni has lived in the Cutler Bay area for 55 years and was a public servant and involved long before Peggy Bell ever arrived.

Peggy Bell is using Lynda Bell's campaign manager, Jose Castillo, to help her get elected. She has confirmed it. He has confirmed it.

Castillo is a lobbyist and is currently registered as such in Cutler Bay. So while he's working on Peggy Bell's campaign, he's being paid to convince her to vote in favor of a zoning change.

This zoning change is to allow for increased density and commercial use on Old Cutler Road at 184th Street. Property that is adjacent to wetlands in the process of being restored.

So voters, unless you want the notorious Jose Castillo calling the shots in Cutler Bay, vote for Art Nanni for Mayor.