Tina Polsky defeats Irv Slosberg in State Senate District 29 Democratic race

Unemployment system reform one of Polsky's top priorities
Irv Slosberg and Tina Polsky
Posted at 8:24 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 00:07:37-04

BOCA RATON, Fla.  — State representative Tina Polsky won the Democratic primary Tuesday night over Irv Slosberg in the race for State Senate District 29.

With 72 percent of the precincts reporting, Polsky had 35,829 votes compared to Slosberg's 15,665 votes.

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The district represents southwestern Palm Beach County.

Polsky got out to a quick lead when results started rolling in. The race pitted her against Slosberg, a 12-year Florida house veteran.

"I am honored and humbled to know I have won. This was a tough fight," Polsky said. "I spoke to Irv, and we are all good. We will work together and make sure a democrat keeps the seat."

Tina Polsky says she'll work on unemployment compensation if elected

Polsky said she plans to push for better gun control, a woman's right to choose and better funding for schools.

However, one of the first things she would like to focus on first is the unemployment system.

"We need to raise the amount of money for unemployment, $275 is not enough, and it is too short of time with 12 weeks," Polsky said.

She said having experience as a current state representative helped her compete for the senate spot.

Polsky will face Republican Brian Norton in the November general election.

Slosberg said he will work with Polsky as the November election approaches.

"At the end of the day, the object here is to beat Donald Trump and the Republicans in Tallahassee. Tina and I, we both discussed it at length this evening, and we're both on the same team," Slosberg said.

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