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Collier commission candidate McDaniel owns businesses late on taxes, lost property to foreclosure

Bill McDaniel, a Collier County commission candidate running on his record as a businessman, owns two companies that are at least two years late paying property taxes and owe a total of more than $140,000 to Collier and Hendry counties.

The companies, Big Island Excavating Inc. and PDJW LLC, have been late in paying property taxes in each of the last seven years, according to tax data collected from the two counties.

In addition to delinquent taxes, six parcels of land owned by Big Island Excavating were foreclosed on in 2015, with the company losing a final judgment of $592,000. McDaniel also lost his Golden Gate Estates home to foreclosure in 2014, owing just over $1 million on a mortgage and court fees for the property on Tamarind Ridge Drive, court records show.