Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2018, Representative Tina Polsky represents the 81stDistrict in Palm Beach County.
Representative Mike Caruso is proud to have recently completed his first successful legislative session in Tallahassee where he was able to bring back a significant investment from the State in our community.
District 81 is made up of unincorporated Palm Beach County, west of the turnpike from Boca Raton to Lake Worth and includes the three cities along Lake Okeechobee of Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay.
Representative Polsky currently serves on the State Affairs Committee, Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, Children, Families, and Seniors Subcommittee, and the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee.
After earning her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990, Representative Polsky went on to get her Law Degree at Columbia University. She was a practicing attorney in New York prior moving to Florida. After moving to Florida with her husband, Jeff, and two children, Rebecca and Jesse, Representative Polsky went on to become a certified mediator. As a mediator, Representative Polsky assists people and businesses in settling disagreement by working toward a common goal and avoiding litigation.
Representative Polsky is passionately active in civic and charitable affairs. She serves on the Anti-Defamation League’s Civil Rights Committee and is the Director of a Charity Lunch club, that raises funds for local and national charities. She is a member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of the Leadership Boca program.
Representative Mike Caruso learned from a young age that in order to succeed, he needed to roll up his sleeves and work hard until the job was done. As a child, Mike sold flowers and mowed lawns to earn money. He kept his entrepreneurial spirit alive and worked his way through college at George Washington University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration, specializing in accounting.
After years of experience as a CPA in accounting firms such as KPMG and Grant Thornton International, Mike opened his own CPA firm, Caruso & Caruso, in Palm Beach County. Over the next three decades, Mike used his skills to benefit the community, serving on many community organization boards, and serving as an expert witness in many local and national court cases as a forensic account.
Mike is a proud father of 7, a champion barefoot water-skier, a tennis enthusiast, and enjoys spending time at the beach with his wife and two dogs. Mike is honored to call District 89 his home where he has lived for 32 years.
Since being elected to the Florida House, Mike has been assigned to serve on the following committees: Energy & Utilities Subcommittee; Higher Education & Career Readiness Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Joint Legislative Auditing Committee; Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee; and the Ways & Means Committee. He is proud to have recently completed his first successful legislative session in Tallahassee where he was able to bring back a significant investment from the State in our community as well as to have passed legislation relating to anti-Semitism and sober homes.