The Green Papers: Florida 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:18,900,773 (6.10% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:29(5.39% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:27(6.21% of 435)
Capital:Tallahassee
 

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Florida State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Bill Nelson
Served in U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
9 July 2015: Announced he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on 13 July.
 Candidate list (11)
  Candidate Democratic     Tamika Lyles
FEC S8FL00240
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Bill Nelson
FEC S8FL00166; 30 Jun 17; Tot $4,230,176; Dsb $835,332
  Candidate Republican     Augustus Sol Invictus
FEC S6FL00301
  Candidate Republican     Lateresa Ann "L.A." Jones
FEC S6FL00277
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Jack Latvala
  Candidate Republican     Martin Mikhail
    Republican     Michael J. Pompura - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Republican     Joe Smith
  Candidate Republican     Marcia Roberta Thorne
FEC S8FL00232
  Candidate Libertarian     Joe Wendt
    America's Party     Franklin "Ed" Shoemaker - apparently not a candidate
31 January 2015: Filed a Termination Report with the FEC.

FEC S8FL00224
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Joe Allen
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Edward John Janowski, Jr.

Class 3 Republican Senator  Marco Rubio
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Richard L. "Rick" Scott
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list (23)
    Democratic     Henry Davis - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
    Democratic     Lucretia Serena Fordyce - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     Tallahassee Mayor  Andrew D. Gillum
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  Gwendolyn "Gwen" Graham
Served in Congress January 2015-January 2017. Did not run for re-election in 2016.
  Candidate Democratic     Chris King
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Christopher King
  Candidate Democratic     Josue Larose
    Democratic     Brooke Russell Locke Marx - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     Louis Earl McClanahan, III
  Candidate Republican     David Adams
  Candidate Republican     Issak Almaleh
  Candidate Republican     Don Baldauf
  Candidate Republican     Timothy Michael "Tim" Devine
  Candidate Republican     Usha Jain
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Jack Latvala
  Candidate Republican     John Joseph Mercadante
  Candidate Republican     Bruce F. Nathan
  Candidate Republican     Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Adam H. Putnam
  Candidate Republican     Armando Adames Rivas
  Candidate Republican     Angel Luis Rivera
  Candidate Republican     Robert William "Bob" White
    Republican     Nathan Dale Wilson - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Constitution     Daniel Paul Zutler
  Candidate Libertarian     former Lake County School Board Member Randy Wiseman
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Richard Paul Dembinsky
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Kyle Chaderwick "KC" Gibson
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Anthony "Tony" Knox, Sr.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on ticket with Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera
Appointed: 14 January 2014 re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll (Republican), entered office 3 February 2014. Re-elected: 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 21 August 2017: Not running for re-election.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
16 Republican (15 Undetermined, 1 Open);
11 Democratic (11 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Matt Gaetz
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Phillip Charles "Phil" Ehr
FEC H8FL01107; 30 Sep 17; Tot $62,107; Dsb $30,770
  Candidate Republican     Cris Dosev
FEC H6FL01168; 30 Sep 17; Tot $245; Dsb $798
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Matt Gaetz
FEC H6FL01119; 30 Sep 17; Tot $300,135; Dsb $163,518
  Candidate Republican     Ralph John Mills, III
FEC H6FL01143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,400; Dsb $1,125

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Neal Patrick Dunn
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Roberto Cepeda
  Candidate Democratic     former Leon County Commissioner Robert Bruce "Bob" Rackleff
FEC H8FL02097; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,341; Dsb $13,449
  Candidate Democratic     Franklin Schuler, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Neal Patrick Dunn
FEC H6FL02208; 30 Sep 17; Tot $608,729; Dsb $283,393
  Candidate Republican     Mary Thomas
FEC H6FL02190; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $13,217

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Gainesville City Commissioner Yvonne Hayes Hinson
FEC H8FL03038
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Beckwith Wells
FEC H8FL03020
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
FEC H2FL06109; 30 Sep 17; Tot $315,121; Dsb $126,884

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  John Rutherford
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Monica Paige DePaul
  Candidate Republican     Rob Ficker
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Rutherford
FEC H6FL04105; 30 Sep 17; Tot $241,484; Dsb $97,435

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rontel "Ron" Batie
FEC H8FL05132
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
FEC H0FL02086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $190,969; Dsb $145,635
    Republican     Pam Love - apparently not a candidate
6 June 2017: Withdrew

FEC H8FL05124; 30 Sep 17; Tot $75; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Paul "Bob" Coffman
FEC H8FL06106
  Candidate Democratic     Nancy Soderberg
FEC H8FL06098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $336,647; Dsb $77,623
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
FEC H2FL00292; 30 Sep 17; Tot $108,704; Dsb $136,628
  Candidate Republican     Jeremy J. Kelly
FEC H8FL06114
  Candidate Republican     John Ward
FEC H8FL06122

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman  Stephanie Murphy
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Stephanie Murphy
FEC H6FL07140; 30 Jun 17; Tot $698,978; Dsb $192,032
  Candidate Democratic     Chardo Richardson
FEC H8FL07054; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,755; Dsb $7,596
  Candidate Republican     Mark Busch
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Mike Miller
FEC H8FL07062; 30 Sep 17; Tot $156,376; Dsb $7,189
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Scott "Scott" Sturgill
FEC H8FL07070; 30 Sep 17; Tot $206,395; Dsb $28,896
  Candidate Republican     Patrick Donovan Weingart
FEC H6FL07132
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Jose Valdez

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dena Grayson
FEC H6FL09187; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,492; Dsb $20,288
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
FEC H8FL15107; 30 Sep 17; Tot $240,363; Dsb $127,551

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  Darren Soto
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Darren Soto
FEC H6FL09179; 30 Sep 17; Tot $283,728; Dsb $90,674
  Candidate Republican     Sean Alan Buchan
FEC H8FL09118; 30 Jun 17; Tot $950; Dsb $950
  Candidate Republican     Wayne Liebnitzky
FEC H6FL09195; 30 Sep 17; Tot $436; Dsb $75

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Democratic Congressman  Valdez "Val" Demings
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Valdez "Val" Demings
FEC H2FL08063
  Candidate Republican     Richard A. Baptist

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Samuel "Sam" Allen
FEC H8FL11106
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman Alan Mark Grayson
FEC H6FL08213; 30 Jun 17; Tot $200,614; Dsb $197,929
  Candidate Democratic     James Francis "Jim" Henry
FEC H8FL11122
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald Lynn "Ron" Reid
FEC H8FL11114
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
FEC H0FL08208; 30 Sep 17; Tot $225,948; Dsb $185,755

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen M. Perenich
FEC H8FL12070
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Matthew Tager
FEC H6FL12181; 30 Jun 17; Tot $13,423; Dsb $4,320
  Candidate Democratic     Sunil Mathew "Mathew" Thomas
FEC H8FL12062; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,173; Dsb $2,528
  Candidate Democratic     Kimberly H. Walker
FEC H6FL13197
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
FEC H6FL09070; 30 Sep 17; Tot $507,035; Dsb $316,809
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Angelika Purkis

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman  Charlie Joseph Crist
Previously served as Governor (Republican): 2007-2011. Ran for, but lost, the contest for the Florida U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2010 as "No Party Affiliation". First elected to the U.S. House (as a Democrat): 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Charlie Joseph Crist
FEC H6FL13205; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,675,674; Dsb $342,591

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14 Democratic Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
FEC H6FL11126; 30 Sep 17; Tot $228,215; Dsb $226,944
  Candidate Democratic     John Crowley
  Candidate Democratic     Lloyd A. Wiggins
  Candidate Republican     Jermaine Evans
FEC H8FL14183; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,250; Dsb $1,250
  Candidate Republican     Christine Yvonne Quinn
FEC H6FL14112; 31 Mar 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Angel Salvador Urbina
FEC H8FL14175

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15 Republican Congressman  Dennis Alan Ross
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew Learned
FEC H8FL15180; 30 Sep 17; Tot $29,622; Dsb $16,761
  Candidate Democratic     Cameron Magnuson
FEC H8FL15156; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,508; Dsb $1,210
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond "Ray" Peña, Jr.
FEC H8FL15131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,257; Dsb $4,379
  Candidate Democratic     James Gregory "Greg" Pilkington
FEC H8FL15149; 30 Sep 17; Tot $28,774; Dsb $28,673
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey G. "Jeff" Rabinowitz
FEC H6FL00103
  Candidate Democratic     Gregory Gibson "Greg" Williams
FEC H8FL15172
  Candidate Republican     Loretta "Leah Lax" Miller
FEC H8FL15164; 30 Jun 17; Tot $500; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Dennis Alan Ross
FEC H0FL12101; 30 Sep 17; Tot $541,889; Dsb $309,119

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16 Republican Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Calen Dean Cristiani
FEC H8FL16048
  Candidate Democratic     Jan Schneider
  Candidate Democratic     M. David Shapiro
FEC H8FL16055
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
FEC H6FL13148; 30 Sep 17; Tot $789,821; Dsb $200,461
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Edward Smyth
FEC H8FL16030; 30 Sep 17; Tot $100; Dsb $0
  Candidate Green     Eric Allen
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Sean C. Canfield

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17 Republican Congressman  Thomas Joseph "Tom" Rooney
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     April June Freeman
FEC H4FL19058; 31 Mar 17; Tot $2,150; Dsb $2,631
  Candidate Democratic     William Cyrus "Bill" Pollard, Jr.
FEC H8FL17020
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas Joseph "Tom" Rooney
FEC H8FL16022; 30 Sep 17; Tot $187,253; Dsb $138,719

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18 Republican Congressman  Brian Mast
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren Baer
FEC H8FL18028; 30 Sep 17; Tot $251,680; Dsb $14,881
  Candidate Democratic     Pam Keith
FEC H8FL18010
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian Mast
FEC H6FL18097; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,584,032; Dsb $757,394

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 19 Republican Congressman  Francis Rooney
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Holden
FEC H8FL19067; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,741; Dsb $19,866
  Candidate Democratic     Todd James Truax
FEC H8FL19075
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Francis Rooney
FEC H6FL19087; 30 Sep 17; Tot $168,242; Dsb $258,179

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 20 Democratic Congressman  Alcee L. Hastings
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alcee L. Hastings
FEC H2FL23021; 30 Sep 17; Tot $220,700; Dsb $248,632
  Candidate Republican     Jay Alan Bonner
FEC H4FL20064; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,630; Dsb $2,571

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21 Democratic Congressman Lois J. Frankel
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Lois J. Frankel
FEC H2FL14053; 30 Sep 17; Tot $463,221; Dsb $293,312
  Candidate Republican     Kurt Jetta
FEC H8FL21055

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 22 Democratic Congressman  Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch
First elected: 13 April 2010 in a special election to fill the seat caused by the resignation of Congressman Robert Wexler.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch
FEC H0FL19080; 30 Sep 17; Tot $303,397; Dsb $342,476
  Candidate Republican     Nicolas T. Kimaz
  Candidate Republican     Javier Manjarres
  Candidate Republican     Andrea Leigh McGee
  Candidate Republican     Paul Douglas Spain
FEC H4FL22110; 30 Sep 17; Tot $668; Dsb $711

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 23 Democratic Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Timothy A. "Tim" Canova
FEC H6FL23063; 30 Sep 17; Tot $99,749; Dsb $119,480
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FEC H4FL20023; 30 Sep 17; Tot $770,989; Dsb $619,895
  Candidate Republican     Joseph "Joe" Kaufman
FEC H2FL20043; 30 Jun 17; Tot $9,080; Dsb $2,905
  Candidate Republican     Carlos Jose Reyes, Jr.
FEC H8FL23051; 30 Sep 17; Tot $101,052; Dsb $57,816
  Candidate Republican     Carla Arlene Spalding
FEC H6FL18121; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,909; Dsb $13,796
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Stuart Russell Reed

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24 Democratic Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
FEC H0FL17068; 30 Sep 17; Tot $131,835; Dsb $51,822
  Candidate Republican     Louis Ernest Sola
?

FEC H8FL24059; 22 Sep 17; Tot $99,000; Dsb $99,000

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25 Republican Congressman  Mario Diaz-Balart
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Alina Irene Valdes
FEC H6FL25027; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,312; Dsb $280
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mario Diaz-Balart
FEC H2FL25018; 30 Sep 17; Tot $622,574; Dsb $232,164

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 26 Republican Congressman  Carlos L. Curbelo
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ricky Junquera
FEC H8FL26047
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Machat
FEC H8FL26021
  Candidate Democratic     Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
FEC H8FL26039; 30 Sep 17; Tot $177,049; Dsb $15,287
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Roger "Steve" Smith
FEC H8FL26013
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Carlos L. Curbelo
FEC H4FL26038; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,750,230; Dsb $441,297

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 27 Republican Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
First elected in a Special Election, 29 August 1989, re: death of Congressman Claude Pepper, 30 May 1989
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 30 April 2017: Not running for re-election.
 Candidate list (15) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Circuit Judge Mary Barzee Flores
FEC H8FL27086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $304,960; Dsb $71,537
    Democratic     Scott Fuhrman - apparently not a candidate
5 June 2017: Dropped out.

FEC H6FL27031; 30 Jun 17; Tot $121,325; Dsb $173,478
  Candidate Democratic     Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez
FEC H8FL27029; 30 Jun 17; Tot $184,411; Dsb $14,361
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew W. "Matt" Haggman
FEC H8DC27013
  Candidate Democratic     Michael A. Hepburn
FEC H8FL27011; 30 Sep 17; Tot $14,180; Dsb $11,661
    Democratic     Christopher Austin Miller - apparently not a candidate
7 June 2017: Filed FEC Termination Report

FEC H8FL27045; 07 Jun 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Anthony Person
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  David Richardson
FEC H8FL27060; 30 Sep 17; Tot $517,254; Dsb $76,071
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  José Javier Rodríguez
FEC H8FL27052; 30 Sep 17; Tot $282,359; Dsb $69,588
  Candidate Democratic     Miami City Commissioner  Ken Russell
  Candidate Republican     David Adams
  Candidate Republican     Miami-Dade County Commissioner  Bruno A. Barreiro
FEC H8FL27037; 30 Sep 17; Tot $218,100; Dsb $31,049
  Candidate Republican     Gabriel "Gabe" Ferrer
FEC H8FL27110
  Candidate Republican     Maria Peiro
  Candidate Republican     former Miami-Dade County school board member Raquel Regalado
FEC H8FL27078; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,050; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     former Doral City Councilmember Bettina Rodriguez-Aguilera
FEC H8FL27094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,990; Dsb $309
    Republican     Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - apparently not a candidate
30 April 2017: Not running for re-election.

FEC H0FL18025; 30 Sep 17; Tot $426,463; Dsb $315,677
  Candidate Republican     Gina I. Sosa-Suarez
aka Gina Sosa

FEC H8FL27102

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan C. Torrens
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Jay Fant
  Candidate Republican     former Circuit Judge Ashley Moody
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Frank H. White

Chief Financial Officer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. The new office of Chief Financial Officer will replace both the Comptroller and Treasurer in Florida.

  Republican Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis
Appointed: 30 June 2017 [re: resignation of Jeff Atwater (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Jeremy Ring
  Candidate Republican     Antoanet Iotova
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Tom Lee
 

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, resigned on 30 June 2017 to become CFO of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He had announced his resignation on 10 February 2017.


Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Adam H. Putnam
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit. Candidate for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (5)
    Democratic     Michael Damian Christine - apparently not a candidate
4 April 2017: Withdrew
    Democratic     Daniel Sohn - apparently not a candidate
Running for Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Roy David "R David" Walker
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Matt Caldwell
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Denise Grimsley
  Candidate Republican     Paul Paulson
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Baxter Griffin Troutman
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 73 candidates
  Republican: 22 incumbents, 77 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  America's Party
  Conservative USA
  Ecology Party of Florida
  Florida Whig
  Justice Party
  Peace And Freedom
  Socialist Workers Party
  Unity
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 9 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
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Election Authority
  Florida Department of State - Division of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Florida House of Representatives
  Florida Senate
  The Florida Monitor Weekly Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Democratic
  Florida Democratic Party
Republican
  Republican Party of Florida
  Republican Party of Florida
Third Party
  Conservative Party USA Florida
  Constitution Party of Florida
  Ecology Party of Florida
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