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Get To Know YOUR LEGISLATOR SENATOR KATHLEEN PASSIDOMO Q&A Can you briefly tell us about your professional background? PASSIDOMO: After graduating from Stetson University College of Law, my husband John and I moved to Naples in 1979 to begin our careers. I practice real estate and business law and was a member of the first group of attorneys in the State who obtained certification in this field. I am a partner in the law firm, Kelly, Passidomo & Alba LLP. What inspired you to run for office? PASSIDOMO: After being involved in many local civic, professional and charitable organizations in my community over the years I decided to take my passion for service to another level and run for public office in 2010. My daughters were off to school and I became an “empty nester.” My law practice that had been hectic, fast-paced and nonstop for 30 years began 4 DITCHMEN • JANUARY 2017