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District 1

George Lindsey, District 1 Commissioner

George Lindsey, III, Chairman

(863) 534-6450

330 W. Church St.
Drawer BC01
P.O. Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005

Commissioner George Lindsey was first elected to the BoCC in 2012 and was re-elected without opposition in 2016 and 2020. He first served as the Board chairman in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and again in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. He has worked to attract new employers and remove barriers to the expansion of existing businesses in Polk County. He also is working to increase partnerships between the county and municipalities on matters such as planning, water supply and parks. Lindsey also has served as the chair of the Polk Regional Water Cooperative.

Prior to his service as a commissioner, Commissioner Lindsey served on the Polk County Charter Review Commission in 2001 and as its chair in 2009. He also served on the Polk County Comprehensive Plan Committee and numerous other city and county citizen advisory committees


  • Born in Jacksonville
  • Resides in Lakeland
  • President and broker of Lindsey Realty & Development Corp.
  • Honor Flight 15 guardian 


  • Harley Davidson enthusiast
  • UF athletics
  • Traveling 


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from the University of Florida