FL Senator Kathleen Passidomo – Elected Senate President

“Entering public service amid a long legal career in the private sector, President-Designate Passidomo knows what it takes to run a successful business.  She also knows that more often than not, success in politics is getting government out of the way of decent, honest people who are just trying to work hard and make a living,” said Senate President Wilton Simpson.

The third week of Florida’s committee hearings proved to be an exciting time in Tallahassee.  While several committees continued to meet this week to discuss Florida’s child welfare system, student literacy and more, I was selected as the next Florida Senate President for the 2022-2024 legislative term.

On Tuesday, October 19, the Republican Caucus of the Florida Senate met in the Senate Chamber.  We were joined by Governor Ron DeSantis, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Senate President Wilton Simpson, House Speaker Chris Sprowls, Speaker-designate Paul Renner, and many other current and former legislators.

On Tuesday, I was most proud to be joined by my 98-year-old father, Dr. Alfonse Cinotti; my husband of 42 years, John Passidomo; my three daughters, Catarina Passidomo Townes, Francesca Passidomo and Gabriella Passidomo; my sister, Carol and my aunt, Doris Cinotti.  I was also honored to have my fellow law partners and legal staff from the Kelly, Passidomo & Kelly firm in Naples.  The Senate Gallery was also filled with many friends and supporters from District 28 who traveled over six hours to Tallahassee for the ceremony.

I am extremely humbled to have been selected by my colleagues in the Senate for this statewide leadership role.  I am ready and willing to serve our great state.  The Florida Dream is alive and well, and we’re going to fight to protect it.  I look forward to working with each and every one of my fellow lawmakers in the years ahead and I’m grateful for the opportunity you’ve given me.  I will not let you — or our state — down.

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