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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.

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- Florida Times-Union

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline: June 24, 2016
State Primary: August 30, 2016

This page was last updated on March 26, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Rick Scott (R)* - Term Limited in 2018. ]
Ronnie Bergeron (R) - State Fish & Wildlife Commissioner, Real Estate Developer & Rancher
Richard Corcoran (R) - State House Speaker, Attorney & Navy Veteran

Tim Devine (R) - Frequent Candidate
Usha Jain (R) - Physician & '16 Orange County Commissioner Candidate

Jack Latvala (R) - State Sen. & Publisher
Adam Putnam (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Agribusinessman

Angel Rivera (R) - Businessman

Jackie Siegel (R) - Socialite & "Mrs. Florida America" Beauty Pageant Owner

Nathan Wilson (R) - Consultant, Ex-Medical Technologist, Ex-Realtor & USAF Veteran
Daniel Zutler (R) - Businessman, Army Veteran & '16 Presidential Candidate
Henry Davis (D) - Retired Circuit Judge & Vietnam War Veteran
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

Brooke Locke Marx (D) - Electronic Data Interchange Manager

John Morgan (D) - Attorney & Marijuana Legalization Activist
Patrick Murphy (D) - Ex-Congressman, Accountant & '16 US Sen. Nominee

Randy Wiseman (Libertarian) - Ex-Lake County School Board Member & Gymnastics School Owner
Joe Allen (NPA) - Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA) - Pastor & '14 Candidate

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)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Pam Bondi (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Rob Bradley (R) - State Sen. & Attorney
Richard Corcoran (R) - State House Speaker, Attorney & Navy Veteran
Ron DeSantis (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Iraq War Veteran
Joe Negron (R) - State Senate President, Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '06 US Rep. Nominee
Tom Rooney (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Army Veteran
David Simmons (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Dana Young (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Buddy Dyer (D) - Orlando Mayor, Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Attorney & '02 Nominee
Jose Javier Rodriguez (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney & Peace Corps Veteran
Jack Seiler (D) - Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Wilton Manors Mayor & Attorney
Rod Smith (D) - Ex-State Attorney, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Democratic Chair & '06 Gov. Candidate
Bill Wohlsifer (Libertarian) - Attorney & '14 Nominee

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
[ Jeff Atwater (R)* - Retring in 2018. ]
Mike Haridopolos (R) - Ex-State Senate President, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-College Instructor
Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-State House Majority Leader & Ex-Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Pat Neal (R) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-Christian Coalition State Chair & Real Estate Developer
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)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
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
Richard Dembinsky (NPA) - Engineer & Frequent Candidate


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Bill Nelson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Randolph Bracy (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Business Consultant
Tim Canova (D) - Law Professor, Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '16 US Rep. Candidate
Pam Keith (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & '16 Candidate

Tamika Lyles (D) - Law Student, Mediator, USAF Veteran & Civil Rights Activist

Lateresa Jones (R) - Life Coach, '14 Lt. Gov. Candidate & '16 Candidate

Tom Rooney (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Army Veteran
Rick Scott (R) - Governor & Ex-Hospital Chain CEO

Marcia Thorne (R) - 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)

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 3:
Ted Yoho (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Monica DePaul (D) - College Writing Instructor

District 5:
Al Lawson (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 6:
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Stephanie Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Simmons (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Patrick Weingart (NPA) - Afghan War Veteran & Truck Driver

Porter Goss for Congress

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

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

District 10:
Val Demings (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alan Grayson (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & '16 US Sen. Candidate

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

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Tager (D) - Attorney & '16 Nominee

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
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)
Cameron Magnuson (D)
Ray Pena (D) - Commercial Pilot
Greg Pilkington (D) - Business Consultant

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Calen Cristiani (D) - Political Organizer & Democratic Activist

Harry Johnston for Congress

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

District 18:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Smyth (R) - Laboratory Manager

District 19:
Francis Rooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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)

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

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)

District 27:
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Adams (R) - Businessman & '16 Candidate

Scott Fuhrman (D) - Fruit Juice Bottling Company Owner & '16 Nominee


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

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

Constitution Party of Florida
Florida Democratic Party
Green Party of Florida
Justice Party of Florida
Libertarian Party of Florida
Peace & Freedom 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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