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Bob Graham - 1978

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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 November 25, 2015


[ 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
Marco Rubio (R) - US Senator, Ex-State House Speaker, Ex-West Miami City Commissioner & '16 Presidential Candidate
Will Weatherford (R) - Ex-State House Speaker & Businessman
Bob Buckhorn (D) - Tampa Mayor & Ex-Tampa City Councilman
Gwen Graham (D) - Congresswoman, Attorney & Daughter of Ex-US Sen. Bob Graham
Philip Levine (D) - Miami Beach Mayor & Businessman

Kyle "KC" Gibson (Independent) - Pastor & '14 Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Jeb Bush - 1994

(Note: Governor nominees select Lt. Governor runningmates and run as a ticket after the primary.)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R)*

[ Pam Bondi (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Rob Bradley (R) - State Sen. & Attorney
Richard Corcoran (R) - State Rep., Attorney & Navy Veteran
Matt Gaetz (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Joe Negron (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '06 US Rep. Nominee
Tom Rooney (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Army Veteran
Dana Young (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Buddy Dyer (D) - Orlando Mayor, Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Attorney & '02 Nominee
Jose Javier Rodriguez (D) - 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

[ Jeff Atwater (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
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
Will Weatherford (R) - Ex-State House Speaker & Businessman
Jeremy Ring (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Internet Executive
Jack Seiler (D) - Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Wilton Manors Mayor & Attorney

Bob Graham - 1978

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


Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


[ Marco Rubio (R)* - Not seeking re-election in 2016. ]
D.J. DeRenzo (R) - Polo Field Maintenance Worker & '10 State Rep. Candidate
Ron DeSantis (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Iraq War Veteran
Mary Elisabeth Godwin (R)
David Jolly (R) - Congressman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Attorney
llya Katz (R) - Cartoonist, Retired College Lecturer, Conservative Activist & '12 US Rep. Candidate
Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-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

Ernesto Rivera (R)
Paul Showen (R) - Elevator Contractor, USAF Veteran & '08 US Rep. Candidate in Kansas
Joe Smith (R) - Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate
Todd Wilcox (R) - Defense Contractor, Ex-CIA Agent & Army Veteran
Richard Coleman (D)
Sam Brian Gibbons (D)

Gwen Graham (D) - Congresswoman, Attorney & Daughter of Ex-US Sen. Bob Graham

Alan Grayson (D) - Congressman & Attorney
Lateresa Jones (D) - Life Coach & '14 Lt. Gov. Candidate
Pam Keith (D) - Attorney & Navy Veteran
Josh Larose (D) - Frequent Candidate
Patrick Murphy (D) - Congressman & Accountant
Augustus Invictus (Libertarian) - Attorney
Roger Stone (Libertarian) - Political Consultant, Ex-Nixon/Reagan White House Aide & Author
Herman Lee Giger (NPA) - Airlne Pilot, Flight Instructor & Frequent Candidate
Sean Guthrie (NPA) - Financial Advisor & Animal Shelter Owner
Howard Knepper (NPA) - Real Estate Developer, Court Guardian Ad Litem for Children & Frequent Candidate
Steve Machat (NPA) - Attorney & Author
Bruce Nathan (NPA) - Physical Therapist & Army Veteran
Walter Osborne (NPA) - Retired College Professor, Engineer & '14 State Sen. Candidate
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.
Dan Gelber (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State House Minority Leader, Attorney & '10 Atty. Gen. Nominee
Tom Rooney (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Army Veteran
Joe Scarborough (R) - Ex-Congressman, MSNBC Show Host & Attorney
Rick Scott (R) - Governor & Ex-Hospital Chain CEO


District 1:
Jeff Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Frazier (R) - Retired Navy Officer
Anitra Brown (NPA)
Charles Thies (NPA)

Mark Wichern (NPA) - Structural Restoration Contractor & '14 Candidate

District 2:
Gwen Graham (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marti Coley (R) - State Rep. & Teacher

Neal Dunn (R) - Physician
Mary Thomas (R) - Ex-State Department of Elder Affairs General Counsel

District 3:
Ted Yoho (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ed Emery (D) - Retired Federal Probation Officer
Tom Knapp (Write-In) - News Analyst, Libertarian Activist, Ex-Factory Worker, USMC Veteran & '08 Candidate

Joe Scarborough for Congress

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

District 5:
Corrine Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Gillum (D) - Tallahassee Mayor & Ex-Tallahassee City Commissioner

LaShonda "LJ" Holloway (D) - Businesswoman, Law School Graduate & Ex-Congressional Aide

Al Lawson (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Insurance Agency Owner & '10/'12 Candidate

Thuy Lowe (R) - Medical Transportation Company Owner & '14 Candidate
Glo Smith (R) - Ex-Gubernatorial Aide, Ex-Child Care Center Owner & '14 Nominee
Michael Ploeckelmann (NPA) - Theme Park Worker

District 6:
[ Ron DeSantis (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Malcolm Anthony (R) - Attorney
Adam Barringer (R) - Ex-New Smyrna Beach Mayor & Businessman
G.G. Galloway (R) - Real Estate Broker

Dorothy Hukill (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-Port Oranger Mayor & Attorney
Mark Miner (R) - Ex-St. Johns County Commissioner
Brandon Patty (R) - Campaign Consulant & Navy Veteran
Doc Renuart (R) - Ex-State Rep., Physician, Iraq War Veteran & '15 State Sen. Candidate
John Rutherford (R) - Ex-Duval County Sheriff
David Santiago (R) - State Rep., Ex- Deltona City Commissioner & Financial Consultant

Bill McCullough (D) - Investment Advisor & Businessman
George Pappas (D) - Attorney
Dwayne Taylor (D) - State Rep., Ex-Daytona Beach City Commissioner & Writer
Richard Paul Dembinsky (NPA) - Engineer, Ex-Britton (MI) Town Trustee & Frequent Candidate

District 7:
John Mica (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Busch (R)
John Morning (R) - Retired Army Officer & Iraq War Veteran
Bill Phillips (D) - Political Consultant & Ex-Banker

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Duncan (D) - Community Development Liaison, Graduate Student & '14 Candidate

District 9:
[ Alan Grayson (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Jason Borders (D) - IT Consultant
Valleri Crabtree (D) - College Professor, Attorney & Motivational Speaker
Dena Minning (D) - Biotechnology Consultant, Physician & Congressman Grayson's Girlfriend
Susannah Randolph (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide & Wife of Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph
Ricardo Rangel (D) - Ex-State Rep., Business Consultant & Army Veteran
Darren Soto (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Wayne Liebnitzky (R) - Engineer & Navy Veteran
Wanda Rentas (R) - Kissimmee City Commissioner & Water District Business Management Analyst

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

District 10:
Dan Webster (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Val Demings (D) - Ex-Orlando Police Chief & '12 Nominee
Fatima Fahmy (D) - Attorney

Bob Poe (D) - Ex-State Democratic Chair, Businessman & Photographer
Gary Siplin (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Geraldine Thompson (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Museum of African American History Founder
Jeff Rabinowitz (NPA) - '14 Gov. Candidate

District 11:
[ Rich Nugent (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Charlie Dean (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Citrus County Sheriff

Justin Grabelle (R) - Ex-Chief of Staff to Congressman Nugent

Blaise Ingoglia (R) - State Republican Chair, State Rep. & Homebuilder
Dan Webster (R) - Congressman in CD-10 & Ex-State House Speaker
Nancy Argenziano (D) - Ex-State Public Service Comn Chair, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Republican

Dave Koller (D) - Businessman & '14 Nominee
Matt Schnackenberg (Libertarian) - College Student & Libertarian Activist

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

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Damian Stone (D) - Army Veteran & '12 Presidental Candidate

District 13:
[ David Jolly (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Rick Baker (R) - Ex-St. Petersburg Mayor & Attorney
Ash Mason (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-State Legislative Aide
Manuel Sykes (R) - Pastor & Ex-Democrat

Charlie Crist (D) - Ex-Governor, Ex-Attorney General, Ex-State Sen., '98/'10 US Sen. Candidate & '14 Gov. Nominee
Don Hackett Jr. (D) - Ex-Postal Worker
Eric Lynn (D) - Foreign Trade Consultant, Ex-US Defense Dept. Official & '08 Obama Campaign Advisor
Kimberly Walker (D) - Technology Consultant & Army Veteran
Jean-Paul Piccion (NPA) - Health Insurance Sales Representative

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Eddie Adams Jr. (R) - Architect, Ex-Hospital Laboratory Technologist & Frequent Candidate
Evelio Gonzalez (R) - Bank Manager

Mike Prendergast (R) - State Veterans Affairs Director, Ex-Gubernatorial Chief of Staff, Army Veteran & '10 Nominee

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

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Tom Rooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Sawyer (R) - Retired Businessman, Ex-Auto Worker, Vietnam War Veteran & '12/'14 Candidate
Allen Ellison (D) - Talent Agent, Non-Profit Group Executive & '14 County Commission Candidate

District 18:
[ Patrick Murphy (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Jonathan Chane (D) - Attorney & Jewish Community Activist

Chris Dzadovsky (D) - St. Lucie County Commissioner & Retired Airline Safety Professional

Randy Perkins (D) - Debris Removal Company CEO & Community Activist
Priscilla Taylor (D) - Palm Beach County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Businesswoman
Juan Xuna (D) - Engineer, Scientist & '02 Candidate

Dan Bongino (R) - Ex-Secret Service Agent, Author, '14 US Rep. Nominee/'12 US Sen. Nominee in Maryland

Carl Domino (R) - Ex-State Rep., Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Mark Freeman (R) - Physician

Gayle Harrell (R) - State Rep., Ex-Teacher & '08 Candidate
Belinda Keiser (R) - Keiser University Vice Chancellor, Community Activist & Paralegal

Rick Kozell (R) - Attorney & Conservative Activist

Stephen Leighton (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide

Brian Mast (R) - Disabled Afghan War Veteran & Explosives Specialist
Rebecca Negron (R) - Martin County School Board Member & Nurse
Noelle Nikpour (R) - GOP Political Strategist & Newspaper Columnist
Rick Roth (R) - Farmer

Doug Smith (R) - Martin County Commissioner

Paul Spain (R) - Financial Planner & '14 Nominee in CD-22
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse & Navy Veteran

Gary Uber (R) - Home Health Care Firm Owner & Social Worker

Marilyn Holloman (Write-In) - '12 Candidate

District 19:
Curt Clawson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Leonardo (R) - Fort Myers City Councilman, Retired Retail Executive & Navy Veteran

April Freeman (D) - Public Relations Executive, Community Activist & '14 Nominee

District 20:
Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Bonner (R) - Land Surveyor, Pastor & '14 Nominee
Gary Stein (R) - Retired Office Cleaning Contractor & Frequent Candidate

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Ted Deutch (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Carlos Fernandez (R)
W.M. "Mike" Trout (NPA) - Musician, Progressive Activist & '12/'14 Candidate

District 22:
Lois Frankel (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Stephanie Toothaker (D) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

Joseph "J.B," Bensmihen (R) - Home Health Care Executive & Philanthropist
Andrea Leigh McGee (R) - Artist & '14 Candidate

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

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Randal Hill (D) - Ex-US Customs Agent & Ex-Pro-Football Player
Idson Pierre-Charles (D)

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

District 26:
Carlos Curbelo (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Adams (R) - Businessman

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)
Thomas Cruz-Wiggins (D) - Evangelist, Teacher & Navy Veteran
Frank Perez (D) - Businessman, Iraq War Veteran & Retired Army Officer


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

American Freedom Party of Florida
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Independence Party of Florida
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Libertarian Party of Florida
Peace & Freedom Party of Florida
Reform Party of Florida
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Secretary of State - Division of Elections


Ed Gurney - 1968

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Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

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