Join Hands Now!
Volunteer for one of the following committees.
Membership works to meet needs of present members and to recruit new members; Program works with the president to develop programs for meetings; Hospitality plans and procures refreshments/meals for meetings; PEA Support works to provide support to members with service and grants as well as coordinating volunteers for PEA; Audit works with the treasurer to conduct an annual audit; Community Involvement provides members with involvement opportunities, both educational, service, and political.
Your Leadership Skills Are Needed NOW! If you are willing to serve on a committee let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PEOPLE WHO REPRESENT YOU
This section provides basic information about the people who represent Polk County citizens in the Florida Legislature and the United States Congress. Your will find more information by visiting the following websites: www.myfloridahouse.gov, www.flsenate.gov, www.house.gov, www.senate.gov.
FLORIDA STATE LEGISLATURE
MELONY M. BELL District: 49
Term Limited: 2026 City of Residence: Fort Meade
Occupation: Business Owner
Birthday: October 29
Staff: Nathan Register, Shannon Curtis
Current Committee Assignments: Education and Employment (Vice Chair), Post Secondary and Workforce Subcommittee, Appropriations, Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee, Water Quality, Supply and Treatment Subcommittee.
JENNIFER CANADY DISTRICT 50
Term Limited: 2030 City of Residence: Lakeland
Occupation: Teacher (Private School)
Birthday: July 22
Staff: Rachel Barnes, Annek Bell
Current Committee Assignments: Education and Employment, Education Quality Subcommittee, Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee.
SAM KILLEBREW DISTRICT 41
Term Limited: 2024 City of Residence: Winter Haven
Birthday: April 13
Staff: Ranay Willis
Current Committee Assignments:
JOSIE TOMKOW DISTRICT 51
Term Limited: 2024 City of Residence: Polk City
Occupation: Cattle Rancher
Birthday: October 15
Staff: Barbara Blasingame, Robyn Bryant
Current Committee Assignments: PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee (Chair), Appropriations, Infrastructure Strategies, Education Quality Subcommittee.
BEN ALBRITTON SENATE DISTRICT 27 9FFICE
Term Limited: 2026 150 N Central Avenue
Occupation: Agribusiness Owner Bartow, FL 33830
Birthday: August 17 863-534-0073
Staff: Patty Harrison, Andrew Liebert, Kara Lucas, Karen Whaley
Current Committee Assignments: Appropriations on Agriculture, Environment, and Central Government.
Environment and Natural Resources, Finance and Tax, Fiscal Policy, Government Oversight and Accountability, Health Policy, Judiciary, Select Committee on Resiliency (Chair), Joint Legislative Budget Commission.
COLLEN BURTON SENATE DISTRICT 12 OFFICE
Term Limited: 2030 100 South Kentucky Avenue
Occupation: Senator Lakeland, FL 33801
Birthday: April 19 863-413-1529
Staff: Denise DeBow, Lara Medley, Brittany Rembert
Current Committee Assignments: Health Policy (Chair), Judiciary (Vice Chair), Appropriations on Education, Appropriations on Health and Human Services, Banking and Insurance, Fiscal Policy, Rules, Transportation, Joint Administrative Procedures.