The Republican Caucus of Florida has unanimously chosen Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) as the President-Designate for the 2022-2024 Legislative Term.
Passidomo, 68, was initially elected to the Florida State Senate in 2016 after serving in the State’s House of Representatives from 2010 to 2016. During the 2020-2022 Legislative term Senate President Wilson Simpson (R-Trilby) appointed her to chair the Senate’s Rules Committee.
“Florida remains open. Floridians are at work. Students are in the classroom,” Passidomo told fellow lawmakers in her acceptance speech. “The Florida Dream is alive and well, and we’re going to fight to protect it.”
Outside of public life, Passidomo built a law practice around Real Estate and Business Law and has been practicing law in Naples for more than 40 years.
Simpson said her private sector experience has prepared Passidomo to keep Florida’s economy moving forward.
“President-Designate Passidomo knows what it takes to run a successful business,” Simpson said. “ She also knows that more often than not, success in politics is getting government out of the way of decent, honest people who are just trying to work hard and make a living.”
Passidomo and her husband John of 42 years are the parents of three adult children and have two grandsons.