Karyn Polito

Karyn Polito
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 11th Worcester district
In office
January 2001 – January 2011
Preceded by Ronald Gauch
Succeeded by Matthew Beaton
Personal details
Born (1966-11-11) November 11, 1966 (age 47)
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Boston College
New England School of Law
Website Government website

Karyn Polito (born November 11, 1966) is an American politician from the state of Massachusetts. From 2001 to 2011 she was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the Eleventh Worcester - consisting of the town of Shrewsbury, and precincts 1 and 4 of the town of Westborough, both in the county of Worcester.[1]

Polito was also the unsuccessful Republician candidate for Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts in 2010.[2]


Polito graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988 and later from the New England School of Law in 1991.

Political career

Polito began her public service career in local government, serving as a member of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen. She then continued on to the state level, serving as a member of the State Lottery Commission.

Election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives

In 2000, Polito ran for State Representative without opposition and won. She held the seat for six consecutive terms.

Committees on which the Polito serves

  • House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy
  • Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

Related links

  • Karen Polito for Treasurer
  • Polito Representative Page