|Florida House Of Representatives District 106|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Trinity University (1975)|
|J.D.||Stetson University College of Law (1978)|
|Birthday||May 19, 1953|
|Place of birth||Jersey City, New Jersey|
Passidomo is an attorney at the firm of Kelly, Passidomo & Alba, LLP, where she focuses on corporate, banking and real estate law. She earned a B.A. from Trinity College and a J.D. from Stetson University. Passidomo and her husband, John, have three children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Passidomo served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Passidomo served on these committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Counsel Oversight|
Passidomo won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 106. Passidomo defeated David P. Bolduc in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Peter Daniel Richter (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Florida House of Representatives, District 106, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kathleen Passidomo Incumbent||78.9%||61,072|
|Florida House of Representatives, District 106 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Kathleen Passidomo Incumbent||73%||15,639|
|David P. Bolduc||27%||5,782|
Passidomo did not face any opposition in the August 24 primary. No one opposed her in the November 2 general election.
Passidomo received a flurry of negative media coverage in March 2011 after, in the opinion of some observers, she blamed the gang rape of an 11 year old Texas girl on the fact she was "dressed like a 21 year old prostitute." During debate in the Florida House's K-20 Education Innovation Subcommittee over a bill that would legislate a dress code for Florida public school students, Passidomo said "[The girl's] 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." Her comments were harshly criticized by a number of national news outlets, including the Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and Salon.com, who argued that Passidomo blamed the rape on the irresponsibility of the child's parents, implicitly excusing the actual perpetrators.
In response, Passidomo stated she was "really hurt" by the media response to her comments and that "the blame is solely on the boys for what occurred." She insisted her intention was merely to note that "one of the ways to [protect kids from predators] is to teach them how to dress appropriately." She said he had received e-mail responses about her comments and "lost some sleep over the issue," but declared she was ready to move on.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Passidomo raised $79,733 in contributions. 
She contributed the most to her campaign, $6,357.
Passidomo and her husband John have three children.
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Kathleen Passidomo on Facebook
- ↑ Lawyers.com, "Profile of Kathleen C. Passidomo," accessed June 9, 2011.
- ↑ Florida Secretary of State Election Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
- ↑ Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- ↑ Huffington Post, "In Wake Of Texas Gang Rape, Florida Lawmaker Proposes School Dress Code Legislation," March 16, 2011.
- ↑ The Raw Story, "Republican lawmaker blames 11-year-old victim of alleged gang rape," March 16, 2011.
- ↑ Naplesnews.com, "Frosh lawmaker Passidomo getting national attention over 'gang rape victim' remark," March 17, 2011.
- ↑ 2010 contributions
Richard Steinberg (D)
|Florida House District 106
| Succeeded by|
|Florida House District 76
| Succeeded by|
Ray Rodrigues (R)
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