“My life is the embodiment of the American Dream. From fleeing tyrants in Iraq at the age of seven, to enlisting in the U.S. Marines at eighteen, to watching President Donald Trump get elected president, I am so grateful for the life I have been able to build in my great country,” Askar said. “Now, watching President Trump fight the rise of socialism and a world-wide pandemic, I feel called to serve again. America has given so much to me, my family, and my children, it’s time to give back and save our land of opportunity for future generations. Our country’s future is worth fighting for.”
“My thoughts are with the district and the entire country during this time of uncertainty,” Askar added. “I applaud and thank President Donald Trump for his leadership handling the coronavirus. We will get through this together.”
Casey Askar grew up in a small town in Michigan, attended Oakland College, served in the United States Marine Corps, and later graduated from Harvard Business School. He is the founder of the Askar Family Office portfolio, which currently encompasses food service franchise brands under Askar Brands, as well as ASC Foods, the distribution company which provides all proprietary products to Askar Brands restaurants; commercial real estate under Askar Properties; and Askar Management Group for operational and back-office services and management of the Askar Family Office portfolio for franchising and real-estate responsibilities. Casey Askar also is one of the largest franchisees for various multi-national brands, such as, Church’s Chicken, and Dunkin’ Donuts.
Casey is a dedicated husband and proud father of six children, all active parishioners at St. Ann’s Church in Naples. Casey proudly provides ongoing support for several of his local nonprofits and municipalities, including the Golisano Naples Children Museum, St. Matthew’s House, the Naples Fire Department, and Collier County Sheriff’s Office. He also serves on the board’s grounds committee of the Community School of Naples (CSN). Remembering his roots, Askar began offering an annual entrepreneurial scholarship in 1998 for fellow Caro High School graduates and has provided new gym equipment for the school’s athletic department.