Kathleen Passidomo

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Kathleen Passidomo
Kathleen Passidomo.jpg
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 106th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 20, 2012
Preceded by Richard L. Steinberg
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 76th district
In office
November 16, 2010 – November 20, 2012
Preceded by Tom Grady
Succeeded by Ray Rodrigues
Personal details
Born (1953-05-19) May 19, 1953 (age 61)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) John Passidomo
Children Catarina, Francesca, Gabriella
Alma mater Trinity Washington University (B.A.)
Stetson University College of Law (J.D.)
Profession Attorney
Religion Catholicism

Kathleen C. Passidomo (born May 19, 1953) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 106th District, which includes eastern Collier County, since 2012, previously representing the 76th District from 2010 to 2012.

History[edit]

Passidomo was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and attended Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C., graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1975, and later graduated from the Stetson University College of Law with a law degree in 1978 after moving to the state of Florida in 1976. She entered into private law practice and started the law firm of Kelly, Passidomo & Alba LLP.

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

In 2010, when incumbent Republican State Representative Tom Grady declined to seek another term in the legislature, Passidomo ran to succeed him in the 76th District, which stretched from Naples Park to Chokoloskee on the western coast of Collier County. She won both the Republican primary and the general election entirely unopposed.

Following the reconfiguration of legislative districts in 2012, Passidomo was moved into the 106th District, which included most of the territory that she had previously represented in Collier County. In the Republican primary, she was opposed by David Bolduc, whom she easily defeated with 73% of the vote. Advancing to the general election, Passidomo faced Libertarian candidate Peter Richter, whom she defeated in a landslide, winning her second term in the legislature with 79% of the vote.

While in the legislature, Passidomo spoke out in favor of legislation authored by Florida House of Representatives Hazelle P. Rogers in 2011 that required school districts to "adopt a dress code that prohibits students from 'wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner,'" observing, "There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute. And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it's incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn't happen to our students."[1] In 2013, she authored legislation that would expedite the foreclosure process in the state of Florida, which would "[shorten] the period of time banks can collect losses from five years to one."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tillman, Jodie (March 15, 2011). "'Sagging pants' bill passes House committee". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Buzzacco-Foerster, Jenna (April 29, 2013). "Foreclosure bill rolls through state House". Naples Daily News. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 

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