| Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
from the 11th Worcester district
January 2001 – January 2011
|Preceded by||Ronald Gauch|
|Succeeded by||Matthew Beaton|
|Born|| November 11, 1966|
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater|| Boston College|
New England School of Law
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.
Polito graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988 and later from the New England School of Law in 1991.
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
- Karen Polito for Treasurer
- Polito Representative Page
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