Democratic candidate for the House District 81 seat, Tina Polsky, picked up her second endorsement this week from a member of the Legislature. Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana, announced her support for Polsky Wednesday morning.
“I’m standing with Tina because I know that she will be a fierce advocate for the people of Palm Beach County,” Berman said. “On women’s issues in particular, we can count on her to continue moving the ball forward. As a working mother and a strong progressive, Tina embodies the change that we so desperately need in Tallahassee.”
Berman’s endorsement follows Monday’s announcement by Sen. Kevin Rader, D-Boca Raton, that he was throwing his support behind Polsky.
Berman has served in the House since 2010 representing HD 90. She is the Democratic nominee in the April special election for Senate District 31, the seat that was left empty when Sen. Jeff Clemens resigned in October after admitting to an affair with a lobbyist.
“Rep. Berman’s endorsement means the world to me and I am so grateful to have her support – not only as an elected official, but as a mentor,” Polsky said. “I look forward to working closely with her in Tallahassee on issues including commonsense gun safety reform, women’s rights and public education.”
Polsky is a mediator and elder care advocate. She announced her candidacy for the House seat earlier this month. She is the only candidate to announce at this time.
The HD 81 seat became open when current Rep. Joe Abruzzo decided to not seek reelection so he could spend more time with his son. The primary election is slated to take place on August 28th, with the general election follow on November 6th.
The district is heavily Democratic and covers parts of western Palm Beach County. It includes communities west of Florida’s Turnpike from Boca Raton up to Lake Worth and the Glades.