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FLORIDA

Your complete directory of Florida candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

"Florida voters looking for complete political coverage on the web should check out Politics1."
- Florida Times-Union

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Federal Candidate Filing Deadline: May 4, 2018
State Candidate Filing Deadline: June 22, 2018
State Primary: August 28, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on September 22, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Rick Scott (R)* - Term Limited in 2018. ]
David Adams (R) - Businessman & '16 US Rep. Candidate
Don Baldauf (R) - Alarm Contractor, Trump Campaign Activist & '08/'10 US Rep. Candidate

Richard Corcoran (R) - State House Speaker, Attorney & Navy Veteran
Ron DeSantis (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Iraq War Veteran

Tim Devine (R) - Frequent Candidate
Usha Jain (R) - Physician & '16 Orange County Commissioner Candidate
Jack Latvala (R) - State Sen. & Publisher
Bruce Nathan (R) - Physical Therapist, Army Veteran & '16 US Sen. Candidate 
Adam Putnam (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Agribusinessman
Angel Rivera (R) - Businessman
Bob White (R) - Businessman & GOP Activist
Andrew Gillum (D) - Tallahassee Mayor & Ex-Tallahassee City Commissioner
Gwen Graham (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Attorney & Daughter of Ex-US Sen. Bob Graham

Jeff Greene (D) - Businessman, '10 US Sen. Candidate & '82 US Rep. Candidate

Chris King (D) - Real Estate Executive & Attorney

Phillip Levine (D) - Miami Beach Mayor & Businessman

Louis McClanahan III (D)

John Morgan (D) - Attorney & Marijuana Legalization Activist
Kathy Rundle (D) - Miami-Dade County State Attorney

Daniel Zutler (Constitution) - Businessman, Army Veteran & '16 Presidential Candidate
Randy Wiseman (Libertarian) - Ex-Lake County School Board Member & Gymnastics School Owner
Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA) - Pastor & '14 Candidate
Tony Knox (NPA) - Shoeshine Stand Owner & Army Veteran

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Jeb Bush - 1994

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor nominees select Lt. Governor runningmates and run as a ticket after the primary.)
[ Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Pam Bondi (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Rob Bradley (R) - State Sen. & Attorney
Ron DeSantis (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Iraq War Veteran

Jay Fant (R) - State Rep., Banker & Attorney
Ashley Moody (R) - Ex-Circuit Judge & Attorney

Joe Negron (R) - State Senate President, Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '06 US Rep. Nominee
Dana Young (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Mitchell Berger (D) - Attorney & Democratic Fundraiser

Ryan Torrens (D) - Attorney

Bill Wohlsifer (Libertarian) - Attorney & '14 Nominee

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
Jimmy Patronis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Haridopolos (R) - Ex-State Senate President, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-College Instructor
Bob Buckhorn (D) - Tampa Mayor & Ex-Tampa City Councilman

Jeremy Ring (D) - Ex-State Sen., Investor & Ex-Internet Executive

Bob Graham - 1978

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Adam Putnam (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Matt Caldwell (R) - State Rep. & Real Estate Appraiser
Denise Grimsley (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Citrus Grower, Hospital Administrator & Nurse
Paul Paulson (R) - Real Estate Executive, GOP Activist & '15 Orlando Mayor Candidate
Baxter Troutman (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Citrus Grower
Michael Christine (D) - Recent Law School Graduate
R. David Walker (D) - Wildlife Biologist & Democratic Activist


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Bill Nelson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tamika Lyles (D) - Law Student, Mediator, USAF Veteran & Civil Rights Activist

Augustus Invictus (R) - Ex-Attorney, White Supremacist Activist & '16 Candidate
Lateresa Jones (R) - Life Coach, '14 Lt. Gov. Candidate & '16 Candidate

Rick Scott (R) - Governor & Ex-Hospital Chain CEO

Dr. Joe Smith (R) - Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate
Joe Wendt (Libertarian) - Janitor, Iraq War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Edward Janowski (NPA) - Truck Driver

Marcia Thorne (NPA) - Tax Preparer & GOP Activist

Bob Graham - 1978

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cris Dosev (R) - Real Estate Developer, USAF Veteran & '16 Candidate
John Mills (R) - Retired Navy Officer
Phil Ehr (D) - Retired Navy Commander

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Roberto Cepeda (D) - Sanders Campaign Activist
Bob Rackleff (D) - Ex-Leon County Commissioner & Political Speechwriter
Franklin Schuler Jr. (D) - Building Contractor & Truck Driver

District 3:
Ted Yoho (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Yvonne Hayes Hinson (D) - Ex-Gainesville City Commissioner & Retired Educator
Tom Wells (D) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rob Ficker (R) - Paid Petition Signature Collector
Monica DePaul (D) - College Writing Instructor

District 5:
Al Lawson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rontel Batie (D) - Lobbyist & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 6:
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bob Coffman (D) - Airline Pilot, Businessman & Retired Air National Guard Officer
Nancy Soderberg (D) - Ex-US Ambassador, Ex-Depy. Natl Security Advisor & '12 State Sen. Candidate

District 7:
Stephanie Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chardo Richardson (D) - Attorney & Central Florida ACLU President
Mark Busch (R) - Businessman

Joel Greenberg (R) - Seminole County Tax Collector & Businessman

Mike Miller (R) - State Rep. & Fundraising Consultant

David Simmons (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Scott Sturgill (R) - Businessman & Ex-Seminole County Soil and Water Commissioner
Jose Valdez (NPA) - Website/App Developer
Patrick Weingart (NPA) - Afghan War Veteran & Truck Driver

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dena Grayson (D) - Biotech Consultant, Physician, Wife of Ex-Cong. Grayson & '16 Candidate

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sean Buchan (R) - Iraq War Veteran
Wayne Liebnitzky (R) - Engineer, Navy Veteran & '16 Candidate

District 10:
Val Demings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard Baptist (R) - Iraq War Veteran

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sam Allen (D) - Telecommunications Specialist
Alan Grayson (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Jim Henry (D)
Ron Reid (D) - Nature Resources Consultant, Author & Navy Veteran

Reubin Askew for Governor / Jim Williams for Lt. Gov. - 1970

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Tager (D) - Attorney & '16 Nominee
Mathew Thomas (D) - Software Engineer & Sanders Campaign Activist
Kimberly Walker (D) - IT Consultant, Ex-Corrections Officer & Army/National Guard Veteran

District 13:
Charlie Crist (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Jolly (R) - Ex-Congressman & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Crowley (D) - '10 Write-In Candidate
Lloyd Wiggins (D)
Jermaine Evans (R) - Substitute Teacher
Christine Quinn (R) - Food Seasonings Manufacturer & '16 Nominee
Angel Urbina (R) - Retired National Guard Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist

District 15:
Dennis Ross (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Loretta "Leah Lax" Miller (R) - Businesswoman, Ex-Radio Show Host & '16 Pres. Candidate
Andrew Learned (D) - Tutoring Center Owner & Naval Reserve Officer
Cameron Magnuson (D) - Insurance Underwriter & Community Activist
Ray Pena (D) - Retired Police Officer & USCG Veteran
Greg Pilkington (D) - Business Consultant
Jeff Rabinowitz (D) - Hospitality Industry Professional & '16 Candidate
Greg Williams (D) - Educator & Graphic Designer

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Smyth (R) - Laboratory Manager
Calen Cristiani (D) - Political Organizer, Ex-Circus Performer & Democratic Activist
Eric Allen (Green) - Audit Manager & Ex-Democrat
Sean Canfield (NPA) - Police Officer

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Tom Rooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
April Freeman (D) - Public Relations Executive, Community Activist & '14/'16 Nominee
Bill Pollard (D) - Respiratory Therapist

District 18:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Aronberg (D) - Palm Beach County State Attorney, Ex-State Sen. & ''10 Atty. Gen. Candidate

Lauren Baer (D) - Ex-US State Dept. Official & Attorney

Jonathan Chane (D) - Attorney & '16 Candidate

Pam Keith (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Corinna Robinson (D) - Retired Army Officer, Iraq War Veteran & '14 Nom. in South Dakota

District 19:
Francis Rooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Holden (D) - Financial Advisor
Todd James Truax (D) - Managed Care Business Consultant & Ex-Social Worker

District 20:
Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Bonner (R) - Land Surveyor, Pastor & '14 Nominee

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 22:
Ted Deutch (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Javier Manjarres (R) - Conservative Blogger
Andrea Leigh McGee (R) - Artist & '14/'16 Candidate
Paul Spain (R) - Financial Planner & '14/'16 Candidate

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Canova (D) - Law Professor, Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '16 Candidate
Joe Kaufman (R) - Anti-Muslim Activist & Frequent Candidate
Carlos Reyes (R) - Attorney & Community Activist
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & '16 Candidate

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)

District 25:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alina Valdes (D) - Physician, Educator, Progressive Activist & '16 Nominee

District 26:
Carlos Curbelo (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ricky Junquera (D) - Environmental Activist & Ex-Congressional Aide
Steven Machat (D) - Music Producer, Attorney, Author & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) - Non-Profit Group Consultant & '16 State Sen. Nominee
Steve Smith (D) - Technology Consultant, Army Veteran & Ex-Republican

District 27:
[ Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Bruno Barreiro (R) - Miami-Dade County Commissioner & Ex-State Rep.

Art Estopinan (R) - Lobbyst & Ex-Congressional Aide
Ed MacDougall (R) - Ex-Cutler Bay Mayor, Ex-Police Officer, Vietnam War Veteran & '14 Candidate
Jeanette Nunez (R) - State Rep. & Health Care Executive

Maria Peiro (R) - Educator, Trump Campaign Activist & '16 Candidate
Raquel Regalado (R) - Ex-Miami-Dade County School Board Member, Attorney & Radio Show Host
Bettina Rodriguez-Aguilera (R) - Ex-Doral City Councilwoman & International Business Consultant
Gina Sosa-Suarez (R) - Filmmaker

Juan Zapata (R) - Ex-Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Consultant
Francisco Cerezo (D) - Attorney

Mary Barzee Flores (D) - Ex-Circuit Judge & Attorney
Matt Haggman (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive & Ex-Journalist
Michael Hepburn (D) - College Academic Advisor

Daniella Levine Cava (D) - Miami-Dade County Commissioner & Attorney
Jimmy Morales (D) - Miami Beach City Manager, Ex-Miami-Dade County Commissioner & Attorney

Mark Person (D)
David Richardson (D) - State Rep., Accountant & Business Consultant
Jose Javier Rodriguez (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Kristen Rosen Gonzalez (D) - Miami Beach City Commissioner & College Professor
Ken Russell (D) - Miami City Commissioner & Businessman

Marc Sarnoff (D) - Ex-Miami City Commissioner & Attorney
Xavier Suarez (NPA) - Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Ex-Miami Mayor & Attorney


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jack Eckerd for Governor - Paula Hawkins for Lt Governor - 1978

Constitution Party of Florida
Florida Democratic Party
Green Party of Florida
Libertarian Party of Florida
Reform Party of Florida
Republican Party of Florida


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State - Division of Elections


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Boca Raton News
Bradenton Herald
Broward El Heraldo (Spanish)
Broward Times (African-American)
Broward & Palm Beach New Times (Alternative)
Cedar Key Beacon
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Daily Pulp
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Destin Log
Everglades City Echo
Fernandina Beach News Leader
Florida News Center (Media News)
Florida Political Press (Conservative)
Florida Politics
Fort Lauderdale CityLink (Alternative)
Fort Lauderdale Our Independent (Gay)
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale Westside Gazette (African-American)
Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Pierce Tribune
Gadsden County Times
Gainesville Sun
Golden Gate Gazette
Hernando Today
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Jupiter Courier
Key West Citizen
Lake City Reporter
Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marathon Keynoter
Marco Daily News / Marco Island Eagle
Melbourne Florida Today
Miami Herald
Miami el Nuevo Herald (Spanish)
Miami Independent Media Center (Progressive)
Miami Jewish Star Times
Miami New Times (Alternative)
Miami-Dade County Campaigns and Politics
Naples Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Palatka Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Panama City News-Herald
Pasco News
Pensacola News Journal
Political Gateway - Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach & Jacksonville Beaches Leader
Post on Politics
St. Augustine Record
St. Petersburg Times -
(Political News - Political Blog)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sayfie Review (Politics)
Sebring News-Sun
South Florida Blade (GLBT)
South Florida Daily Business Review
South Florida Business Journal
Southwest Florida Business News
Stuart News
Sumter County Times
Sunshine State News (Conservative)
Tallahassee Democrat
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay Online
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Weekly Planet (Alternative)
Vero Beach Press Journal
Winter Haven News Chief
Ybor City Stogie

Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

WBBH TV-2 (NBC - Ft. Myers)
WINK TV-11 (CBS - Ft. Myers)
WCJB TV-20 (ABC - Gainesville)
WJXT TV-4 (IBS - Jacksonville)
WJXX TV-25 / WTLV TV-12 (ABC/NBC - Jacksonville)
WBZL TV-39 (WB - Miami)
WFOR TV-4 (CBS - Miami)
WSVN TV-7 (FOX - Miami)
WTVJ TV-6 (NBC - Miami)
WPLG TV-10 (ABC - Miami)
WINZ AM 940 Radio (Miami)
WESH TV-2 (NBC - Orlando)
WFTV TV-9 (ABC - Orlando)
WKMG TV-6 (IBS - Orlando)
WJHG TV-7 (NBC - Panama City)
WEAR TV-3 (ABC - Pensacola)
WCTV TV-6 (CBS - Tallahassee)
WTXL TV-27 (ABC - Tallahassee)
WFLA TV-8 (NBC - Tampa)
WFTS TV-28 (ABC - Tampa)
WTSP TV-10 (CBS - Tampa)
WTVT TV-13 (FOX - Tampa)
WPBF TV-25 (IBS - West Palm Beach)
WPTV TV-5 (NBC - West Palm Beach)

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