|Florida House of Representatives, District 106|
|2010 - present|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||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 earned her B.A. from Trinity College and his J.D. from Stetson University. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney at the firm of Kelly, Passidomo & Alba, LLP, focusing on corporate, banking and real estate law.
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 the following 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.
Comprehensive donor information for Passidomo is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Passidomo raised a total of $274,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.
|Kathleen Passidomo's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Florida State House, District 106||$194,672|
|2010||Florida State House, District 76||$79,733|
|Grand Total Raised||$274,405|
2012Passidomo won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Passidomo raised a total of $194,672.
|Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kathleen Passidomo's campaign in 2012|
|Florida Republican Party||$8,606|
|Hospital Corp of America||$2,000|
|Health Management Associates||$2,000|
|American Traffic Solutions||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$194,672|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Passidomo won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Passidomo raised a total of $79,733.
|Florida House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kathleen Passidomo's campaign in 2010|
|Passidomo, Kathleen C||$6,357|
|The Aerial Companies||$500|
|Florida Society of Ophthalmology||$500|
|Coleman, Kevin G||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$79,733|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Passidomo and her husband, John, have three children.
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 she had received e-mail responses about her comments and "lost some sleep over the issue," but declared she was ready to move on.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Lawyers.com "Profile of Kathleen C. Passidomo," accessed June 9, 2011
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division "Candidate List," accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Department of Elections, "November 2, 2010, Election Results," November 2, 2010
- followthemoney.org "Passidomo, Kathleen C," accessed May 31, 2013
- 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
Richard Steinberg (D)
|Florida House District 106
| Succeeded by|
|Florida House District 76
| Succeeded by|
Ray Rodrigues (R)
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