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                          LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

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 such as educational, service, and political.

 

Your Leadership Skills Are Needed NOW! If you are willing to serve on a committee let us know: bernicew562@gmail.com.

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

The legislative session begins

January 9, 2024

 

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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 Committee (Vice Chair); Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee (Vice Chair); Health Care Regulation Subcommittee; Water Quality Supply and Treatment Subcommittee. 

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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 Committee; Education Quality Subcommittee; Infrastructure Strategies Committee (Vice Chair); Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; Energy, Communications and Cybersecurity Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee.

SAM KILLEBREW                                                                    DISTRICT 41

 Term Limited: 2024                                                       City of Residence: Winter Haven

Occupation: Retired

Birthday: April 13

Staff: Ranay Willis

 

Current Committee Assignments: Infrastructure Strategies Committee; Ways and Means Committee; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Ethics, Elections and Open Government Subcommittee; Rules Committee

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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: Infrastructure Strategies Committee; Appropriations Committee; PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee (Chair); 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

Email: Albritton.ben.web@flsenate.gov

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

Email: collen.burton,web@flsenate.gov

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.

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

SCOTT FRANKLIN (R) DISTRICT 18

LAKELAND OFFICE: 124 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 304, Lakeland, FL 33801: Phone:

(863) 644-8215

LAKE WALES OFFICE: 201 West Central Avenue, Lake Wales, FL 33853: Phone: (863) 644-8215

WASHINGTON OFFICE: 249 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515: Phone: (202) 225-1252

House Committee on Appropriations

  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

  • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

  • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

  • Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

  • Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

  • Subcommittee on Research and Technology

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W GREGORY STEUBE (R) DISTRICT 17

NO OFFCE LOCATIONS PROVIDED See his website for contact information.

Committee on Ways and Means 

  • Subcommittee on Trade

  • Subcommittee on Oversight 

  • Subcommittee on Social Security

SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE WEAPONIZATION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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 Rubio, Marco (R-FL)

 

TAMPA OFFICE: 501 E. Polk Street, Suite 601, Tampa, FL 33602: Phone: 813-947-6288

WASHINGTON OFFICE: 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510: Phone: 202-224-3041

EMAIL:

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 Scott, Rick (R-FL) 

TAMPA OFFCE: 801 North Florida Avenue, Suite 421, Tampa FL 33602: Phone: (813) 225-7040

WASHNGTON OFFICE: 110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 2051: Phone: (202) 224-5274

EMAIL:

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