Commissioner Rick Wilson is a Polk County native and second generation business owner and rancher.
Wilson was first elected to the Board in 2018 with a focus on Polk County’s future. He was re-elected to a second term in November 2022. Wilson is committed to making the county’s public transportation network stronger. His priorities while in office include helping to create meaningful job opportunities for Polk’s residents and preserving the county’s natural resources.
Wilson attended school in Polk County before pursuing a racing career that included 13 years as a NASCAR driver. Following his retirement from racing, Wilson returned to work on his family’s ranch and in the heavy equipment business his family began in the 1940s. Wilson is a member of the Polk County Cattleman's Association, Florida Cattleman's Association and Rotary International.
- Born and raised in Bartow
- Resides in Bartow
- Wife, Teresa, and three grown children