Michael DiTerlizzi is a Republican who is a candidate in the non-partisan race for Martin County School Board, District 5


Michael DiTerlizzi is a resident of Palm City and owner of Highway Tire and Auto. He has been a member of  the Martin County School Board since 2012.  Previously he served as Martin County Commissioner (2000 – 2008).  Michael is very active in local affairs including:

  • Martin County Economic Summit
  • St. Lucie River Initiative
  • Martin County School Board Finance Committee (2012)
  • Donaldson Reef Project
  • Martin County Value Adjustment Board (2001 – Present)
  • Special Olympics of Martin County
  • Martin County Health Care Review Board (Chairman)
  • Martin C.A.R.E.S.
  • LEADERship Martin County
  • Pal-Mar Water Control District (Supervisor & Chairman)
  • First United Methodist Church of Stuart Local Coord. Board – Transportation Disadvantaged (2000-08)
  • 100 Club of Martin County
  • Indiantown Community Trust Fund (Board Member)
  • Florida Sheriffs Association
  • Martin County MPO (2000 – 2008)
  • Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Martin County
  • Well-field Protection Task Force
  • Martin County Council of 100
  • Workforce Board of the Treasure Coast (Director)
  • Palm City, Indiantown, and Stuart Chambers of Commerce
  • Children’s Services Council (Board Member)
  • Public Officials Design Institute
  • United Way (Board Member)
  • Revive Church
  • Stuart Martin County Arts Council (Director)
  • Martin County Sustainable Communities Task Force
  • Fl. Assoc. of Counties Public Safety Committee Chairman)
  • Lake  Okeechobee Advisory Committee
  • Martin County Tourist Development Council
  • Big Heart Brigade
  • Florida Arts & Dance Company (President)
  • First National Bank Advisory Board
  • Florida Association of Counties (Director)
  • Martin County Land Acquisition Selection Committee
  • Water Resource Advisory Committee Member

He has received the following honors for his professional and community work :

  • Business Development Board – Industry Appreciation Award Northwood University – “Entrepreneur of the Year” (Nom)
  • Florida Sheriff Association – Honorary Life Member Business Advocate Award – Stuart Chamber of Commerce
  • “Dante Award for Excellence” – Son’s of Italy


Philosophy and Platform

“I am running for re-election to continue my efforts of making our district financially strong, transparent,and a high performing educational institution. I was taught since childhood that if i wanted to do something that I must put my best into it, do it right the first time, and always respect the people around me. I take my job very seriously and will always continue to do my best.

My goal for my next term is to improve upon the accomplishments of my first term, provide liveable wages to all of the District’s employees, provide a safe environment for learning, and to prepare today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow.”


For additional information:

Facebook : www.facebook.com/mikediterlizzi
Email: diterlizzi@bellsouth.net