Political opponents of a Naples state legislator running for re-election have found ammunition in her fast-track foreclosure bill, which brewed statewide controversy before it died earlier this month.
Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, the Republican incumbent in the state House of Representatives, said she isn’t sure whether she will resurrect the bill in the 2013 legislative session. She first introduced the bill last year, but it failed then, too.
Now a Libertarian challenger, Peter Richter, is making it a campaign issue. He said the proposal, known as the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act, left discontent among homeowners he says would have been hurt by the measure.
“It died last year, as well, and every year this keeps coming back,” said Richter, 35, a Naples information technology consultant.