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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2016, reelected subsequently
    • Majority (Republican) Leader, 2018-2020
  • House of Representatives, 2010-2016

Other Public Service

  • Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, 2017-2019
  • Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council, 2017-2018, 2019-2020
  • State of Florida Commission on the Status of Women, Commissioner, 2001-2007; Treasurer, 2003-2005; Vice Chairman, 2005-2006; Chairman, 2006-2007
  • Board of Supervisors of the Ave Maria Stewardship Community District, Member, 2004-2007
  • Collier County Juvenile Justice Council, Founding Chairman
  • Collier County Senior Resource Center, Founding Director

Honors and Awards

  • PACE Center for Girls, Collier, Leadership Award, 2019
  • The Collier County Judiciary, Lion of the Law Award for Professionalism, 2019
  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Dr. Frederick Haynes Legislator of the Year Award, 2018
  • AARP "Capitol Caregivers" Award, 2018
  • Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC), Legislative Advocacy Award, 2018
  • Florida Council for Community Mental Health and the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Behavioral Health Legislative Leader Award, 2018
  • Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), Champion of Housing Award, 2018
  • Florida Agencies Serving the Blind, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2018
  • PACE Center for Girls, Collier, Legislative Leadership Award, 2018
  • Florida School Boards Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2018
  • Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2018
  • Children's Forum, Senator of the Year Award, 2018
  • The Association of Early Learning Coalitions, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2018
  • Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Champion for Business Award, 2018
  • Community Association Network, Legislator of the Year Award, 2018
  • The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Most Valuable Legislator (MVL), 2018
  • Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF), Legislative Champion, 2018
  • AARP Capitol Caregiver Award, 2017
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2017
  • Florida Sheriffs Association, Friend of the Sheriff Award, 2017
  • Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2017
  • Florida Realtors, Legislative Champion, 2017
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award, 2017
  • Florida Bicycle Association, Elected Official Champion of the Year Award, 2016
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce, State Legislative Achievement Award, 2016
  • Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar, Legislator of the Year, 2014, 2015
  • Trial Law Section of The Florida Bar, Legislator of the Year, 2015
  • Florida Council on Aging, Advocacy Award, 2014
  • Florida Land Title Association, Legislator of the Year, 2013
  • Florida Bankers Association, Legislator of the Year, 2013
  • American Institute of Architects, Florida Legislator of the Year, 2013
  • Community Advocacy Network, Community Association Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
  • Education Foundation of Collier County, "Glass Slipper" Award, 2010
  • Legal Aid Service of Collier County, Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, 2010
  • Naples Area Board of Realtors, Ad Miller Service Award, 2010
  • Legal Aid Service of Collier County, Attorney of the Year, 2010
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County, Wallace Benevolent Award, 2007
  • Collier County Women's Bar Association, Attorney of the Year, 2005
  • Zonta Club of Naples, Yellow Rose Award, 2000
  • Naples Daily News, Citizen of the Year, 2000
  • Leadership Collier, Distinguished Alumni Award, 1996
  • Girls, Incorporated of Naples - Collier County, "She Knows Where She's Going" Award, 1991
  • The Florida Law Related Education Association of the Florida Bar, Attorney of the Year Award, 1990


  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Florida Bar Certified Real Estate Lawyer
  • Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Collier County Bar Association, Member
  • Collier County Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Collier County Real Estate Attorneys Section, Member
  • Leadership Florida, Class XII
  • Leadership Collier Class of 1991
  • Leadership Marco Island Class of 2014
  • Collier County Republican Club
  • Collier County Women's Republican Club
  • Marco Island Republican Club

Biographical Information

Occupation: Attorney; Kelly, Passidomo & Alba, LLP
Spouse: John M. Passidomo of Naples, FL
Children: Catarina, Francesca, Gabriella
Grandchildren: William, Emilio
  • Trinity University, Washington D.C., B.A., 1975
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1978
Born: May 19 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Moved to Florida in 1979.
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Recreation: Cooking, opera
Consists of Collier, Hendry counties and part of Lee county

Date Proposed Bill Title
Sponsored Bills Policy Area
Date Sponsored Date Proposed Bill Title
Cosponsored Bills Policy Area
Position Date From Date to District Branch Party State
Senator 28 Senate Tallahassee
Introduced House
Passed House
Introduced Senate
Passed Senate
To President
Became Law
Vote Date Vote Bill Title
Name Position Date Joined Branch
Politician Party Purpose Type Date Amount
Type Address
District (239) 417-6205
Capitol (850) 487-5028