Representative Kathleen Passidomo was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in November, 2010 and serves on the Ethics & Elections Subcommittee (Chair), Judiciary Committee, Civil Justice Subcommittee, and the Choice & Innovation Subcommittee.
Kathleen has been a resident of Collier County for 34 years. She grew up in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in a large extended family with three brothers and a sister. Kathleen graduated in 1975 from Trinity University, Washington D.C. and in 1978 from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida where she met her husband, John. They were married in September 1979 and moved to Naples. They have three children: Catarina, Francesca, and Gabriella.
Kathleen is a partner in the law firm Kelly, Passidomo & Alba LLP. Her practice centers around real estate, corporate and business law. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1979 and was in the first class of lawyers certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. She is a Past President of the Collier County Bar Association and of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association. She was also a member of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission from 2001 through 2008 and served as Chairman of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women in 2006.
Kathleen is a graduate of Leadership Florida and Leadership Collier and served on the Leadership Collier Foundation Board from 2004 to 2010 and is a member of the Leadership Marco Class of 2013. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Hodges University where she serves on the Executive Committee. In 2000 she and her husband were co-recipients of the Naples Daily News Collier County Citizen of the Year award.
Some of Kathleen’s past community service includes serving as Past President of United Way of Collier County. She was also a long term member of the Junior Achievement of SW Florida Corporate Board, the Shelter for Abused Women and Children of Collier County Advisory Board. She was also a founding director of the Collier County Senior Resource Center, Inc.
Kathleen is a founding member and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Collier County Foreclosure Task Force, a partnership of community, civic and governmental organizations formed to provide pro bono advice and assistance to people living in Collier County facing foreclosure.