Theresa Carli Pontieri
Theresa Carli Pontieri was elected to serve on the Palm Coast City Council's District 2 seat during the November 2022 election. She took the oath of office on December 6, 2022.
Term : 2022-2026
Bringing a disadvantaged, humble, accomplished, and legal background to her new position, Theresa Carli Pontieri will now add her election as the District #2 representative to the Palm Coast City Council to her accomplishments.
Theresa was born on the air force base in Mountain Home, Idaho, and spent her modest formative years in Ohio and South Carolina. As a youth, she had the honor of representing our nation as a member of the United States Karate team. As a third-degree black belt and international competitor, she contended on two World Championship teams. She was also an individual silver medalist in the World Championships, a bronze medalist at the Pan-American Games, and a bronze medalist in the Goodwill games in Tokyo. Her strong work ethic, dedication, and fighting spirit have conveyed in her successful career and her passion for leading.
Theresa attended the University of Central Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies with a minor in Sports and Entertainment Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Jacksonville’s Florida Coastal School of Law and now practices a broad range of litigation for Jimerson Birr PA in Jacksonville. Theresa has also owned and operated her own law firm and a business in the food and beverage industry. These experiences as a business owner and attorney will serve her well as she analyzes and scrutinizes complicated City documents to ensure they accurately serve Palm Coast citizens.
Theresa would like her community to know that she will build the confidence of her constituents by tackling her new position with integrity and perseverance. “No one will ever ‘out-work’ me," she says. She and her husband, Rick (an Osceola County Lieutenant in the fire service), have lived in Palm Coast for almost seven years and are proud parents of their three dogs, Bailey, Bacon, and Max, and cat Beni.