Earl Poleski’s family has lived in Jackson since 1973. He entered Jackson Community College in fall 1974.
He wasn’t sure what he wanted to be when he entered JCC, and found he enjoyed the work of accounting after taking a class with Clay Hallett. He continued his studies in accounting and economics at Albion College after graduation from JCC.
He graduated from Albion College in 1978 and went on to receive his master’s degree in taxation science from Walsh College in 1986.
He has worked as a certified public accountant since 1981 and has practiced in industry and public accounting. Currently, he is a member of the Lally Group, PC, an accounting firm in Jackson.
Earl has always enjoyed accounting for its logic and discipline. Those attributes serve well in the legislative world also.
Currently serves as state representative, representing the 64th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. He represents the City of Jackson and townships of Napoleon, Summit, Parma, Sandstone, Spring Arbor, Pulaski and Hanover.
He serves as a member of the Committees on Appropriations and Financial Liability Reform. He also serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary, as well as vice chair of Department of Health and Human Services, and General Government. In addition, Poleski is a member of the Appropriations Subcommittees on the Department of Corrections, Natural Resources and School Aid.
While being a state representative takes up all of his time, he also serves on the Jackson Symphony Orchestra board and is a member of First United Methodist Church, where he sings in two groups. He has led several mission trips around the country with Jackson youth, teaching values such as service, hard work, honesty and responsibility.
Earl has been married to his high school sweetheart, Candy, since 1978. Together, they have two grown sons.