The Green Papers: Florida 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 28 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Monday 2 April 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent petitions.
Friday 4 May 2018 - Filing Deadline - Federal offices.
Friday 22 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Statewide offices.
Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET.
 
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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2018 Election Day Dates from the Florida Department of State.

Candidate Tracking System from the Florida Department of State.

 
           

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

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
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 (3, 5 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Bill Nelson
FEC S8FL00166; 31 Mar 18; Tot $11,912,343; Dsb $3,133,342
  Candidate Republican     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente
FEC S8FL00299
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Richard L. "Rick" Scott
FEC S8FL00273
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Lateresa Ann "L.A." Jones
FEC S6FL00277; 31 Mar 18; Tot $100; Dsb $70
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Howard Knepper
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     Michael Stephen "Lev" Levinson
  Candidate Write-in     Charles Frederick Tolbert
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     David Kenneth Weeks
FEC S0FL00247

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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 (25)
  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     Thomas Christopher "Chris" King
  Candidate Democratic     Josue Larose
  Candidate Democratic     former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Louis Levine
  Candidate Democratic     Louis Earl McClanahan, III
  Candidate Republican     Issak Almaleh
  Candidate Republican     Don Baldauf
  Candidate Republican     Frederick Dee Buntin
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
Congressman CD 6.
5 January 2018: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Timothy Michael "Tim" Devine
  Candidate Republican     Usha Jain
  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     Robert William "Bob" White
  Candidate Republican     Ellen Marie Wilds
  Candidate Green     Bruce Stanley
  Candidate Libertarian     Riquet Jenner Caballero
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     David Andrew Adams
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Karl C. C. Behm
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Henry James Choice
  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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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 (12 Undetermined, 4 Open);
11 Democratic (11 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Matt Gaetz
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Phillip Charles "Phil" Ehr
FEC H8FL01107; 31 Mar 18; Tot $127,528; Dsb $111,076
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Mijares Zimmerman
FEC H8FL01115; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,700; Dsb $6,897
  Candidate Republican     Cris Dosev
FEC H6FL01168; 31 Mar 18; Tot $20,806; Dsb $11,998
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Matt Gaetz
FEC H6FL01119; 31 Mar 18; Tot $598,016; Dsb $272,174
  Candidate Republican     Ralph John Mills, III
FEC H6FL01143; 31 Mar 18; Tot $11,655; Dsb $7,575

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Neal Patrick Dunn
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brandon S. Peters
FEC H8FL02105; 31 Mar 18; Tot $50,896; Dsb $19,892
  Candidate Democratic     former Leon County Commissioner Robert Bruce "Bob" Rackleff
FEC H8FL02097; 31 Mar 18; Tot $97,810; Dsb $60,094
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Neal Patrick Dunn
FEC H6FL02208; 31 Mar 18; Tot $958,509; Dsb $523,710

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dushyant Jethagir Gosai
FEC H8FL03053; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,298; Dsb $1,118
  Candidate Democratic     former Gainesville City Commissioner Yvonne Hayes Hinson
FEC H8FL03038; 31 Mar 18; Tot $17,872; Dsb $9,545
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Beckwith Wells
FEC H8FL03020; 31 Mar 18; Tot $22,516; Dsb $19,792
  Candidate Republican     Judson Sapp
FEC H8FL03046; 31 Mar 18; Tot $58,595; Dsb $34,679
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
FEC H2FL06109; 31 Mar 18; Tot $466,059; Dsb $240,301

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Rutherford
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     George Austin "Ges" Selmont
FEC H8FL04085; 31 Mar 18; Tot $13,607; Dsb $7,540
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Rutherford
FEC H6FL04105; 31 Mar 18; Tot $473,234; Dsb $174,482
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Joceline "Jocies" Berrios
FEC H8FL04093
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Jason Michael Bulger
FEC H8FL04077; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,242; Dsb $520
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     Gary L. Koniz
  Candidate Write-in     Danny Murphy

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown
FEC H8FL05140; 31 Mar 18; Tot $167,088; Dsb $39,324
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
FEC H0FL02086; 31 Mar 18; Tot $319,748; Dsb $212,472
  Candidate Republican     Virginia Fuller
FEC H8FL05157

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 5 January 2018: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Andrew Sevigny
FEC H8FL06155; 31 Mar 18; Tot $251,170; Dsb $24,183
  Candidate Democratic     Nancy Soderberg
FEC H8FL06098; 31 Mar 18; Tot $926,426; Dsb $331,066
  Candidate Democratic     John Nehring Upchurch
FEC H8FL06130; 31 Mar 18; Tot $148,762; Dsb $25,092
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Fredrick William "Fred" Costello
FEC H6FL06183; 31 Mar 18; Tot $36,899; Dsb $21,303
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Waltz
FEC H8FL06148; 31 Mar 18; Tot $706,852; Dsb $53,517
  Candidate Republican     John Ward
FEC H8FL06122; 31 Mar 18; Tot $912,021; Dsb $202,680

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephanie Murphy
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Stephanie Murphy
FEC H6FL07140; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,773,723; Dsb $502,901
  Candidate Democratic     Chardo Jerome Richardson
FEC H8FL07054; 31 Mar 18; Tot $25,826; Dsb $17,002
  Candidate Republican     Vennia V. Francois
FEC H8FL07088; 31 Mar 18; Tot $15,579; Dsb $12,420
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Mike Miller
FEC H8FL07062; 31 Mar 18; Tot $327,430; Dsb $56,309
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Scott "Scott" Sturgill
FEC H8FL07070; 31 Mar 18; Tot $520,445; Dsb $154,022

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sanjay Somabhai Patel
FEC H8FL08102; 31 Mar 18; Tot $91,205; Dsb $9,262
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
FEC H8FL15107; 31 Mar 18; Tot $481,204; Dsb $307,096

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Darren Soto
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  Alan Mark Grayson
Unsuccessful candidate to the U.S. Congress in 2006; elected as a Democrat in 2008; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2010; elected as a Democrat in 2012 and 2014; was not a candidate for reelection in 2016; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

FEC H6FL08213; 31 Mar 18; Tot $513,684; Dsb $271,515
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Darren Soto
FEC H6FL09179; 31 Mar 18; Tot $571,599; Dsb $236,369
  Candidate Republican     Wayne Liebnitzky
FEC H6FL09195; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,115; Dsb $505

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Valdez "Val" Demings
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Wadeson "Wade" Darius
FEC H8FL10066; 31 Mar 18; Tot $13,330; Dsb $13,330
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Valdez "Val" Demings
FEC H2FL08063; 31 Mar 18; Tot $489,331; Dsb $427,461

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dana Cottrell
FEC H8FL11130
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
FEC H0FL08208; 31 Mar 18; Tot $351,239; Dsb $314,519
  Candidate Write-in     Luis Saldana

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher J. "Chris" Hunter
FEC H8FL12088; 31 Mar 18; Tot $242,634; Dsb $47,742
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen M. Perenich
FEC H8FL12070; 31 Mar 18; Tot $28,083; Dsb $10,794
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Matthew Tager
FEC H6FL12181; 31 Mar 18; Tot $22,725; Dsb $18,438
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
FEC H6FL09070; 31 Mar 18; Tot $978,458; Dsb $577,089
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Angelika Purkis
FEC H8FL12096

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Charlie Joseph Crist
FEC H6FL13205; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,608,949; Dsb $603,865
  Candidate Republican     George William Buck
FEC H8FL13136; 31 Mar 18; Tot $13,100; Dsb $1,276
  Candidate Republican     Bradley "Brad" Sostack
FEC H8FL13144

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
FEC H6FL11126; 31 Mar 18; Tot $508,327; Dsb $397,890

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Dennis Alan Ross
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 11 April 2018: Announced retirement.
 Candidate list (9, 3 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kristen Carlson
FEC H8FL15271
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew P. Learned
FEC H8FL15180; 31 Mar 18; Tot $122,996; Dsb $84,230
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond "Ray" Peña, Jr.
FEC H8FL15131; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,460; Dsb $4,448
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Neil Combee
FEC H8FL15222
  Candidate Republican     Paul Sean Harper
FEC H8FL15263
  Candidate Republican     Danny Kushmer
FEC H8FL15248
  Candidate Republican     Curtis Ralph "Curt" Rogers
  Candidate Republican     Franklin "Ed" Shoemaker
31 January 2015: Filed a Termination Report with the FEC for his Senate run.
13 April 2018: Filed a Statement of Candidacy for House CD 3 with the FEC.

FEC H8FL15214
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Vincent Ross "Ross" Spano
Also running for Attorney General

FEC H8FL15230
  Candidate Write-in     Alek Bynzar
  Candidate Write-in; (Green; No Party Affiliation)     Dave Johnson
FEC H8FL15206
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Jeffrey G. "Jeff" Rabinowitz
FEC H6FL00103; 31 Mar 18; Tot $745; Dsb $704

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jan Schneider
FEC H2FL13139; 31 Mar 18; Tot $66,846; Dsb $3,234
  Candidate Democratic     David M. Shapiro
FEC H8FL16055; 31 Mar 18; Tot $651,852; Dsb $153,683
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
FEC H6FL13148; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,470,514; Dsb $372,327

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Thomas Joseph "Tom" Rooney
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 19 February 2018: "I will not be running for re-election to Congress in 2018."
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     April June Freeman
FEC H4FL19058; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,795; Dsb $3,763
  Candidate Democratic     William Cyrus "Bill" Pollard, Jr.
FEC H8FL17020; 31 Mar 18; Tot $7,043; Dsb $1,123
  Candidate Republican     William Alan "Bill" Akins
FEC H8FL17038; 31 Mar 18; Tot $10,848; Dsb $8,092
  Candidate Republican     Julio Gonzalez
FEC H8FL17046; 31 Mar 18; Tot $233,706; Dsb $3,803
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Greg W. Steube
FEC H8FL17053; 31 Mar 18; Tot $63,550; Dsb $7,498

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Brian Mast
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren Baer
FEC H8FL18028; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,042,116; Dsb $333,856
  Candidate Democratic     Pam Keith
FEC H8FL18010; 31 Mar 18; Tot $358,586; Dsb $308,352
  Candidate Republican     Dave Cummings
FEC H8FL18036
  Candidate Republican     Mark Benjamin Freeman
FEC H6FL22081; 31 Mar 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian Mast
FEC H6FL18097; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,924,034; Dsb $1,492,743

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Francis Rooney
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Holden
FEC H8FL19067; 31 Mar 18; Tot $102,035; Dsb $67,049
  Candidate Democratic     Todd James Truax
FEC H8FL19075; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,583; Dsb $3,132
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Francis Rooney
FEC H6FL19087; 31 Mar 18; Tot $357,572; Dsb $394,925
  Candidate Write-in     Pete Pollard

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alcee L. Hastings
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alcee L. Hastings
FEC H2FL23021; 31 Mar 18; Tot $382,151; Dsb $397,620
  Candidate Write-in     Jay Alan Bonner
FEC H4FL20064; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,030; Dsb $4,131

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Lois J. Frankel
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Lois J. Frankel
FEC H2FL14053; 31 Mar 18; Tot $711,739; Dsb $503,888

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
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; 31 Mar 18; Tot $623,825; Dsb $595,776
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Fandl
FEC H8FL22087
  Candidate Republican     Nicolas T. Kimaz
FEC H8FL22061; 31 Mar 18; Tot $137,372; Dsb $31,960
  Candidate Republican     Javier "Javi" Manjarres
FEC H8FL22079
  Candidate Republican     Eddison Walters

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FEC H4FL20023; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,259,132; Dsb $995,484
  Candidate Republican     Joseph "Joe" Kaufman
FEC H2FL20043; 31 Mar 18; Tot $17,629; Dsb $15,857
  Candidate Republican     Carlos Jose Reyes, Jr.
FEC H8FL23051; 31 Mar 18; Tot $266,813; Dsb $234,768
  Candidate Republican     Carla Arlene Spalding
FEC H6FL18121; 31 Mar 18; Tot $267,140; Dsb $182,287
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Timothy A. "Tim" Canova
4 April 2018: Switched from Democratic to Independent.

FEC H6FL23063; 31 Mar 18; Tot $235,474; Dsb $254,741
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Donald "Don" Endriss
FEC H6FL23089

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ricardo De La Fuente
FEC H8FL24067
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
FEC H0FL17068; 31 Mar 18; Tot $195,531; Dsb $81,586

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Circuit Judge Mary Barzee Flores
FEC H8FL27086; 31 Mar 18; Tot $729,386; Dsb $330,240
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
FEC H2FL25018; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,133,329; Dsb $439,335

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Carlos L. Curbelo
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Demetries Andrew Grimes
FEC H8FL26054; 31 Mar 18; Tot $63,305; Dsb $36,454
  Candidate Democratic     Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
FEC H8FL26039; 31 Mar 18; Tot $926,001; Dsb $223,993
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Carlos L. Curbelo
FEC H4FL26038; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,812,724; Dsb $754,892
  Candidate Republican     Souraya Faas

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Open
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 Miami Beach Commissioner  Kristen Rosen Gonzalez
FEC H8FL27029; 31 Mar 18; Tot $346,063; Dsb $209,548
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew W. "Matt" Haggman
FEC H8FL27136; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,159,799; Dsb $289,552
  Candidate Democratic     Michael A. Hepburn
FEC H8FL27011; 31 Mar 18; Tot $23,717; Dsb $13,378
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  David Richardson
FEC H8FL27060; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,437,260; Dsb $354,845
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala
FEC H8FL27193; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,173,550; Dsb $66,316
  Candidate Republican     Elizabeth Ketshia Adadi
FEC H8FL27219; 31 Mar 18; Tot $131; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno A. Barreiro
FEC H8FL27037; 31 Mar 18; Tot $541,378; Dsb $120,400
  Candidate Republican     Anjeanette "Angie" Chirino
FEC H8FL27177; 31 Mar 18; Tot $25,660; Dsb $11,815
  Candidate Republican     Stephen Marks
FEC H6FL18170; 10 Apr 18; Tot $200,000; Dsb $5,000
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Ohevzion
FEC H8FL27201; 31 Mar 18; Tot $149,375; Dsb $15,313
  Candidate Republican     Maria M. Peiro
FEC H6FL27049; 31 Mar 18; Tot $5,056; Dsb $2,481
  Candidate Republican     former Doral City Councilmember Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera
FEC H8FL27094; 31 Mar 18; Tot $52,675; Dsb $21,191
  Candidate Republican     Maria Elvira Salazar
FEC H8FL27185; 31 Mar 18; Tot $303,115; Dsb $15,503
  Candidate Republican     Gina I. Sosa-Suarez
aka Gina Sosa

FEC H8FL27102; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,900; Dsb $700
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Mayra Joli
FEC H8FL27144; 31 Mar 18; Tot $43,961; Dsb $41,172

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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 (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Sean Michael Shaw
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan C. Torrens
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Jay Fant
  Candidate Republican     former Circuit Judge Ashley Moody
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Vincent Ross "Ross" Spano
Also running for U.S. House CD 15
  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.

Seat up for regular election 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 Seth Ring
  Candidate Republican     Antoanet Iotova
  Candidate Republican     Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis
 

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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 (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Duane "Jeff" Porter
  Candidate Democratic     Roy David "R David" Walker
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Matt Caldwell
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Denise Grimsley
  Candidate Republican     Mike McCalister
  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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 66 candidates
  Republican: 22 incumbents, 78 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Ecology Party of Florida
  Florida Whig
  Justice Party
  Peace And Freedom
  Socialist Workers Party
  Unity
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 15 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 13 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.

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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=Constitution&Submenu=3&Tab=statutes
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
  Florida Whig Party
  Green Party of Florida
  Justice Party of Florida
  Libertarian Party of Florida
  Peace and Freedom Party of Florida
  Reform Party of Florida
  Reform Party of Florida
  Socialist Workers Party of Florida
  The Unity Party of Florida
Media & others
  Cedar Key Beacon
  Charlotte Sun-Herald - Charlotte Harbor
  Citrus County Chronicle - Crystal River
  Daytona Beach News-Journal
  El Nueve Herald - Miami
  Florida News Center
  Florida Politics (blog)
  Florida Today - Melborne, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Titusville
  Gadsden County Times
  Gulfshore Business
  Keynoter.com - Florida Keys
  KeysNews.com - The Florida Keys
  Lake City Reporter
  Miami Herald
  Naples Daily News
  New Chief - The Ledger - Winter Haven - Lakeland
  New Times - Broward-Palm Beach
  News Leader - Fernandina Beach
  News-Sun - Avon Park - Lake Placid - Sebring
  Northwest Florida Daily News - Fort Walton Beach
  Orlando Sentinel
  Palatka Daily News
  Palm Beach Post
  Palm Beach Post - Post on Politics
  Pensacola News Journal
  Political Gateway - Deerfield Beach
  Politics1.com - Florida
  Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  Sayfie Review
  South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Broward - Palm Beach - Miami-Dade
  St. Augustine Record
  St. Petersburg Times
  Sunshine State News - Tallahassee
  Tallahassee Democrat
  Tampa Bay Times - St. Petersburg
  TC Palm - Treasure Coast - Palm Beach
  The Apalachicola Times
  The Beaches Leader - Jacksonville
  The Daily Commercial - Leesburg
  The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville
  The Gainesville Sun
  The Herald - Manatee - Brandenton - Sarasota
  The Ledger - Lakeland
  The News Herald - Panama City
  The News-Press - Fort Myers
  The Palm Beach Post
  The Westside Gazette - BlackPressUSA - Broward County
  WBBH TV - NBC - Fort Myers
  WCJB TV - ABC - Gainesville - Lake City - Ocala
  WCTV - CBS - Tallahassee
  WEAR TV - ABC - Pensacola
  WESH TV - NBC - Winter Park
  WFLA TV - NBC - Tampa
  WFOR TV - CBS - Miami - Fort Lauderdale
  WFTS TV - ABC - Tampa - St. Petersburg - Sarasota
  WFTV TV - ABC - Orlando
  WINK TV - CBS - Fort Myers
  WINK TV - CBS - Fort Myers
  WINZ AM - CC - Miami
  WJHG TV - NBC - Panama City
  WJXT TV - Jacksonville
  WJXX TV - ABC and WTLV TV - NBC - Jacksonville
  WKMG TV - CBS - Orlando
  WPBF TV - IBS - West Palm Beach
  WPLG TV - ABC - Miami - Fort Lauderdale
  WPTV TV - NBC - West Palm Beach
  WSCV-TV - Telemundo 51 - Miami - Ft. Lauderdale
  WSVN TV - FOX - Miami
  WTSP TV - CBS - Tampa
  WTVJ TV - NBC - Miramar
  WTVT TV - FOX - Tampa Bay
  WTXL TV - ABC - Tallahassee

 


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