Rubio Endorses Kathleen Passidomo

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Contact: Brett Doster
Phone: 850-222-8156


NAPLES, Fla. — Today, United States Senator Marco Rubio endorsed Representative Kathleen Passidomo for re-election to a second term in the Florida House of Representatives.

“Representative Passidomo has made an important and positive impact in the Florida Legislature,” said U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. “Her perspectives and experiences as a small businesswoman and community leader have played an instrumental role in her ability to promote job creation policies that help Floridians.”

Senator Rubio joins a long line of state and local elected officials who have endorsed Passidomo including Florida CFO Jeff Atwater, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, State Senator Garrett Richter, Speaker Designate of the Florida House of Representatives Will Weatherford, former State Representative Mary Ellen Hawkins, Naples Mayor John Sorey III, Marco Island City Council Chairman Larry Magel, Naples Vice-Mayor Gary Price, Marco Island City Council Vice Chairman Joe Batte, Naples City Councilman and Former Mayor Bill Barnett and Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter (Ret.).

“We have a great deal of respect for Senator Rubio’s leadership style and vision for this country,” said Representative Passidomo. “He knows that limiting the size and scope of government immediately increases the success of the private sector. His endorsement is a very high honor to our campaign.”

Representative Passidomo is a 33 year resident of Collier County. She and her husband John have three children: Catarina, Francesca, and Gabriella. She is a partner in the law firm Kelly, Passidomo & Alba LLP, which focuses on real estate, corporate and business law. She is a Past President of the Collier County Bar Association and of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association, served as Chairman of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, is a graduate of Leadership Florida and Leadership Collier, served on the Leadership Collier Foundation Board, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hodges University, and was named co-recipient of the Naples Daily News Collier County Citizen of the Year award. Representative Passidomo has also served as Past President of United Way of Collier County, a member of the Junior Achievement of SW Florida Corporate Board, the Shelter for Abused Women and Children of Collier County Advisory Board, and as a founding director of the Collier County Senior Resource Center, Inc.




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