State Rep Christine Hunschofsky.
State Rep Christine Hunschofsky.

From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:

It is so hard to believe that the summer is already slowly coming to an end and that the school year is about to start up again.

As a mom of two children who are now grown up, I can certainly relate to those of you sending your children off to preschool, kindergarten, or college for the first time, and it can be hard. However, be assured that your child can manage the new situation, and more importantly, let your child know that you know they can handle it and that you will always be there to support them. I wish everyone a wonderful rest of the summer and a great start to the new school year.

We are all looking forward to a great 2023/2024 school year! As we prepare to go back to school, the Florida Legislature approved a 14-day Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday this year to help alleviate the cost of school supplies. The sales tax holiday takes place July 24 – August 6, 2023, and covers a whole range of Back-to-School supplies. For a full list of qualifying items, please visit

Broward Public School students return to school on August 21, while teachers, administration, and staff go back on August 14. As we head back to school, please be mindful of the school zones and look out for students crossing the road or riding bicycles to get to school. Please allow yourself extra time in the morning so that you are not in a rush and can be fully attentive while driving.

One of the issues I have been very involved within the Florida Legislature is mental health. In 2021, I was honored to sponsor legislation that established the Commission on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder. Former Speaker Chris Sprowls and current Speaker Paul Renner both appointed me to serve on the Commission. Currently, I also chair our Children and Youth Behavioral Health Subcommittee.

Over the summer, we have had many meetings to work on recommendations for the Commission to approve. On August 15, the Commission will be meeting in person in Orlando. For those who are interested in following the work we are doing and/or joining our meetings remotely, please visit

My team and I are always available to help in any way we can. Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance either via email at or at 954-956-5600. We have an email newsletter we send out on a regular basis with information about District 95, the legislative process, and resources that are available in the community. If you would like to be added to our newsletter list, please email us with “subscribe” in the subject line. Additionally, connect with me on social media to receive timely District 95 updates. You can find me on Facebook @RepChristineHunschofsky, Twitter @RepHunschofsky, or Instagram @ChrisHunschofsky. I am looking forward to hearing from you and staying in touch!

Christine Hunschofsky

District 95 includes Coconut Creek, Parkland, Margate, and a portion of Coral Springs.

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