“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 Senate 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 liking me on Facebook, or making a financial contribution.
Congressman Ted Deutch
Congressman Alcee Hastings
Senator Kevin Rader
Senator Lori Berman
Representative Joseph Abruzzo
(current seatholder for this district)