Senator Kathleen Passidomo
In 2016 I was elected to the Florida State Senate, where I’ve continued my commitment to important issues like lower taxes, fraud protection, community safety and public health. During the 2016 Legislative Session, I led the fight to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products, and I sponsored the “Cameron Mayhew Act”—named after a student in our community who was hit and killed by a school bus—that increases penalties for driving violations resulting in serious injury and death.
Last session the tragic shooting in Parkland prompted the Florida Legislature to act swiftly to ensure the safety of the students in our schools. I fought to make sure over $100 million in mental health funding was allocated to our schools and sponsored legislation to establish partnerships with local mental health providers.
I’m proud to have championed several other critical issues during my time in the Senate, including legislation to provide increased care to infants affected by opioid addiction.
There’s a lot of work to be done, but I couldn’t be more proud to represent Southwest Florida in the State Senate.