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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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Bob Graham - 1978

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

Filing Deadline (Federal Candidates): May 6, 2016
Filing Deadline (State Candidates): June 24, 2016
State Primary: August 30, 2016

This page was last updated on April 30, 2015


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Rick Scott (R)* - Term Limited in 2018. ]
Jeff Atwater (R) - State CFO, Ex-State Senate President, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Banker
Pam Bondi (R) - Attorney General
Adam Putnam (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Agribusinessman
Will Weatherford (R) - Ex-State House Speaker & Businessman
Bob Buckhorn (D) - Tampa Mayor & Ex-Tampa City Councilman
Kathy Castor (D) - Congresswoman, Ex-Hillsborough County Commissioner & Attorney
Buddy Dyer (D) - Orlando Mayor, Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Attorney & '02 Attorney General Nominee
Dan Gelber (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State House Minority Leader & '10 Attorney General Nominee

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. ]
Matt Gaetz (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Buddy Dyer (D) - Orlando Mayor, Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Attorney & '02 Nominee
Dan Gelber (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State House Minority Leader, Attorney & '10 Nominee
Jack Seiler (D) - Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Wilton Manors Mayor & Attorney
Bill Wohlsifer (Libertarian) - Attorney & '14 Nominee

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
[ Jeff Atwater (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-State House Majority Leader & Ex-Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Will Weatherford (R) - Ex-State House Speaker & Businessman
Jeremy Ring (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Internet Executive

Bob Graham - 1978

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Adam Putnam (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Katie Edwards (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Political Consultant


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

[ Marco Rubio (R)* - Not seeking re-election in 2016. ]
Curt Clawson (R) - Congressman & Businessman

D.J. DeRenzo (R) - Polo Field Maintenance Worker & '10 State Rep. Candidate

Ron DeSantis (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Iraq War Veteran
Don Gaetz (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Senate President, Ex-Okaloosa County Superintendent & Ex-Hospital Administrator
David Jolly (R) - Congressman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Attorney

llya Katz (R) - Cartoonist, Retired College Lecturer, Conservative Activist & '12 US Rep. Candidate

George LeMieux (R) - Ex-US Senator, Attorney & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide
Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-State House Majority Leader & Ex-Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Bill McCollum (R) - Ex-Attorney General, Ex-Congressman, Navy Veteran, '00/'04 Candidate & '10 Gov. Candidate

Joe Smith (R) - Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate

Alan Grayson (D) - Congressman & Attorney

Lateresa Jones (D) - Life Coach & '14 Lt. Gov. Candidate
Pam Keith (D) - Attorney
Patrick Murphy (D) - Congressman & Accountant
Richard Paul Dembinsky (NPA) - Civil Engineer & Frequent Candidate
Sean Guthrie (NPA)
Charles Tolbert (NPA) - Minister, Retired Army Master Sergeant, Vietnam War Veteran & '14 Gov. Candidate
Paiboon Sunthonchart Jr. (Write-In) - Writer, Anti-Sorcery Activist & '12 Candidate

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

Bill Nelson (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.
Tom Rooney (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Army Veteran
Joe Scarborough (R) - Ex-Congressman, MSNBC Show Host & Attorney
Rick Scott (R) - Governor & Ex-Hospital Chain CEO


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Jeff Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Wichern (NPA) - Structural Restoration Contractor & '14 Candidate

District 2:
Gwen Graham (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marti Coley (R) - State Rep. & Teacher
Matt Gaetz (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Pete Williams (R) - Ex-Statewide Prosecutor & '12 State Attorney Candidate

District 3:
Ted Yoho (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Marihelen Wheeler (D) - Teacher, Artist, Community Activist & '14 Nominee

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
Ander Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Corrine Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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

District 7:
John Mica (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 9:
Alan Grayson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Valleri Crabtree (D) - College Professor, Attorney & Motivational Speaker

Darren Soto (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Wayne Liebnitzky (R) - Engineer & Navy Veteran

Marko Milakovich (NPA) - Businessman, Electrical Engineer & '14 Candidate

District 10:
Daniel Webster (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Angel Vega (D) - Management Consultant

District 11:
Rich Nugent (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Schnackenberg (Libertarian) - College Student & Libertarian Activist

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

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 13:
David Jolly (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Lynn (D) - Foreign Trade Consultant, Ex-US Defense Dept. Official & '08 Obama Campaign Advisor

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 15:
Dennis Ross (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Bennett (R) - Manatee County Supervisor of Elections, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Navy Veteran
Nancy Detert (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-Sarasota County School Board Member & '06 Candidate
Tom Knight (R) - Sarasota County Sheriff
Greg Steube (R) - State Rep., Attorney & Iraq War Veteran

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Tom Rooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Allen Ellison (D) - Talent Agent, Non-Profit Group Executive & '14 County Commission Candidate

District 18:
[ Patrick Murphy (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Joe Abruzzo (D) - State Senate Minority Whip, Ex-State Rep., USCG Veteran & Attorney
Chris Dzadovsky (D) - St. Lucie County Commissioner & Retired Airline Safety Professional
Melissa McKinlay (D) - Palm Beach County Commissioner & Ex-Congressional Aide

Priscilla Taylor (D) - Palm Beach County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Businesswoman
Juan Xuna (D) - Engineer, Scientist & '02 Candidate

Carl Domino (R) - Ex-State Rep., Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Gayle Harrell (R) - State Rep., Ex-Teacher & '08 Candidate
Stephen Leighton (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Tod Mowery (R) - St. Lucie County Commissioner & Economic Development Consultant

Rebecca Negron (R) - Martin County School Board Member & Nurse

Noelle Nikpour (R) - GOP Political Strategist & Newspaper Columnist
Pat Rooney Jr. (R) - State Rep., Businessman & Brother of Cong. Tom Rooney
Doug Smith (R) - Martin County Commissioner
Gary Uber (R) - Home Health Care Firm Owner & Social Worker

District 19:
Curt Clawson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
April Freeman (D) - Public Relations Executive, Community Activist & '14 Nominee

District 20:
Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Gary Stein (R) - Retired Office Cleaning Contractor & Frequent Candidate

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Ted Deutch (D)* -
(Campaign Site)

District 22:
Lois Frankel (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Joseph "J.B," Bensmihen (R) - Home Health Care Executive & Philanthropist

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Kaufman (R) - Anti-Muslim Activist & '12/'14 Candidate
Stephanie Anderson (NPA) - Business Consultant

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

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

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

District 26:
Carlos Curbelo (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dwight Bullard (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Teacher
Daniella Levine Cava (D) - Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Non-Profit Group Executive & Social Worker
Gloria Romero Roses (D) - Businesswoman & '12 Candidate

Annette Taddeo (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Miami-Dade County Democratic Chair & Frequent Candidate

District 27:
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)* - (Campaign Site)


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

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

American Freedom Party of Florida
Constitution Party of Florida
Florida Democratic Party
Green Party of Florida
Independence Party of Florida
Independent Partt 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
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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