Hodges Board of Trustees member Kathleen Passidomo has been named the area’s newest state representative.
Passidomo won the race for Florida House District 76 – currently held by Rep. Tom Grady, R-Naples – by default after his wife, Ann Grady, dropped out of the race. Grady did not seek re-election. It was Passidomo’s first time running for public office.
A 30-year Naples resident, Passidomo has served as the founding member of the Collier County Juvenile Justice Council and the Collier County Senior Resource Center, was a driving force behind the Collier County Foreclosure Task Force, and has been involved with dozens of other local and state organizations. She is currently a partner at the law firm of Kelly, Passidomo, Alba & Cassner, LLP.
“Kathleen has been a great friend to our institution for many years,” said Dr. Terry McMahan, President of Hodges University. “She has always felt that students should be well-educated and well-prepared to enter the workforce in a knowledge-based economy. She understands the needs of our community and will make an excellent representative.”
Passidomo has served as a Trustee for Hodges for many years. She has also chaired the annual Hodges University Humanitarian of the Year awards luncheon.