"I’ll fight for commonsense solutions to gun violence including a ban on assault weapons; advocate for our state’s traditional public schools; protect seniors; work to grow high-paying local jobs; implement solutions to make healthcare more affordable; push for equal rights for all; and address the existential threats of climate change and sea-level rise."
— TINA SCOTT POLSKY
My name is Tina Scott Polsky. I’m a mom, a mediator, an activist, and a Democratic State Representative now running for the Florida Senate.
When I was elected to the State House, I promised to fight tooth-and-nail for our Democratic values in Tallahassee and to provide first-rate constituent services to the people of this district. Now, I plan to bring those same commitments to the Florida Senate.
For the past several months, I have been helping my constituents navigate our state’s crippled unemployment system. Holding those accountable for the system’s failures in order to make sure Floridians in need are able to obtain their benefits will be among my first actions in the State Senate.
My goal is to give everyone in Broward and Palm Beach Counties a voice in government. In the State Senate, I’ll make sure that our government prioritizes emergency preparedness so that we’re equipped to adequately respond to public health crises until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. I’ll also fight for commonsense solutions to gun violence including a ban on assault weapons; advocate for our state’s traditional public schools; protect seniors; work to grow high-paying local jobs; implement solutions to make healthcare more affordable; push for equal rights for all; and address the existential threats of climate change and sea-level rise.
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. 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.
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. I’m a long- time volunteer for charitable groups including the Alzheimer’s Association; Best Foot Forward; Pretzels for Parkinson’s; and Kindness Matters, where I founded two new clubs at local schools. I have volunteered on many Democratic political campaigns and I am a graduate of Leadership Boca along with 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 15 years. Jeff and I love our Florida life and we have been blessed with two amazing children – Rebecca and Jesse. 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 have travelled 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 Senate by liking me on Facebook, making a financial contribution, or volunteer.
US Congressman Ted Deutch
State Senator Kevin Rader
State Senator Lori Berman
State Senator Janet Cruz
Gun Safety Activist Fred Guttenberg
School Safety Activist Max Schachter
State Rep. Michael Gottlieb
Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen
Palm Beach County Commissioner Bob Weinroth
Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon
Palm Beach County School Board Members Marcia Andrews and Frank Barbieri
Mayors Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland,
Joe Kyles of South Bay and Steve Wilson of Belle Glade