MEET TINA

“I’m running for office in order to ensure that all Floridians have a voice in government and to advocate for commonsense solutions to gun violence, quality public education, high-paying local jobs, better healthcare, equal rights for all, and forward-thinking solutions to the very real threats of climate change and sea-level rise.”

— TINA SCOTT POLSKY

My name is Tina Scott Polsky and I’m a mom, a wife, a mediator, an activist, and a Democrat running for the Florida House of Representatives in District 81.

I’m running for office in order to ensure that all Floridians have a voice in government and to advocate for commonsense solutions to gun violence, quality public education, high-paying local jobs, better healthcare, equal rights for all, and forward-thinking solutions to the very real threats of climate change and sea-level rise. This is my first campaign and I’m honored and excited by the opportunity to serve my community in the State House.

In my professional life, I work as a certified mediator and spend my time helping people settle disagreements by working toward common ground in order to avoid litigation. One of my practices, Elder Care Mediations, specializes in resolving family conflicts related to issues affecting seniors. While growing my business over the past ten years, I have also become very active in the senior care community and I’m proud of the work I have done to bring families together and protect the elderly. In Tallahassee, I intend to put these same skills to use by working across the aisle to deliver results for the people of Palm Beach County – especially our seniors.

Civic engagement and giving back to my community have always been very important to me. In my spare time, I serve on the Anti-Defamation League’s Civil Rights Committee and as the director of the Mitzvah Club, a women’s organization with over 100 members which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local and national charities in the past three years. I’m a long- time volunteer for charitable groups including the Alzheimer’s Association; Best Foot Forward; Pretzels for Parkinson’s; and Samaritans 365 Foundation, where I founded two new clubs at local schools. I have volunteered on many Democratic political campaigns and I’m currently attending Leadership Boca as a member of the Boca Chamber of Commerce.

My husband Jeff and I have been married for over two decades and have lived in Palm Beach County for 13 years. Jeff and I love our Florida life and we have been blessed with two amazing children – Rebecca, 17 and Jesse, 14. Before settling in Boca Raton, I practiced law in New York after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania cum laude in 1990 and Columbia Law School in 1994. I worked at two large law firms and two companies in in-house roles before my husband and I created our own legal recruiting company. I also serve as a FINRA mediator and arbitrator.

Our family loves sports and we travel all over Florida (and beyond) for volleyball and soccer with our kids. I’m an avid tennis player and have competed in the South Palm Beach County Women’s Tennis League for years. I intend to use my competitive edge to win this race and I hope that you’ll consider supporting my campaign for the Florida House of Representatives by signing up to receive emailsliking me on Facebook, volunteering to help with the campaign or making a financial contribution.

ENDORSEMENTS

Congressman Ted Deutch

Congressman Alcee Hastings

Senator Kevin Rader

Senator Lori Berman

Representative Joseph Abruzzo

(current seatholder for this district)

Representatives Kionne McGhee and Matt Willhite

County Commissioners Melissa McKinlay, Mary Lou Berger and Dave Kerner

Former Commissioner Burt Aaronson

Boynton Beach Commissioner Justin Katz

Mayors Steve Wilson of Belle Glade, Joe Kyles of South Bay, and Keith Babb of Pahokee; Vice-Mayors Clara Murvin of Pahokee, Mary Ross Wilkerson of Belle Glade, and John Wilson of South Bay; Commissioners Johnny Burroughs, Mike Martin, and Larry Underwood of Belle Glade; Commissioners Benny Everett and Felisia Hill of Pahokee; Commissioner Taranza McKelvin of South Bay; and Pastor Robert Rease

Palm Beach AFL-CIO

Moms Demand Action

Fraternal Order of Police

Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association

Florida Education Association

Palm Beach Medical Society

Classroom Teachers Association

National Organization for Women

Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

Ruth’s List

Florida Medical Association