Senate President Kathleen C. Passidomo has devoted her public and private life to causes including juvenile justice, workforce housing and the expansion of Florida’s iconic Wildlife Corridor, as well as important protections and resources that help seniors age with dignity and to protect our children and youth. Elected to the Florida Senate in 2016, after serving six years in the Florida House, President Passidomo is the third woman elected to serve as Senate President. During her time in the Senate, President Passidomo also served in leadership roles as Chair of the Senate Committee on Rules and as the Senate Majority (Republican) Leader. Senator Passidomo graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1975 and Stetson University College of Law in 1978. After moving to Naples in the late 1970s, she built a law practice around Real Estate and Business Law and has practiced for more than 40 years in additton to serving as President of the Collier County Bar Association and the Collier County Women’s Bar Association. Senator Passidomo and her husband John married in 1979 and share three adult daughters and two grandsons.