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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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LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

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 October 22, 2016


[ 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
Mike Huckabee (R) - Ex-Arkansas Governor, TV Show Host, Baptist Minister & '08/'16 Pres. Candidate
Adam Putnam (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Agribusinessman
Will Weatherford (R) - Ex-State House Speaker & Businessman

Daniel Zutler (R) - Businessman, Army Veteran & '16 Presidential Candidate

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
Jeremy Ring (D) - State Sen., Investor & Ex-Internet Executive

Joe Allen (NPA) - Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA) - 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
Ron DeSantis (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Iraq War Veteran
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., Investor & 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)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick Murphy (D) - Congressman & Accountant
Paul Stanton (Libertarian) - Iraq War Veteran, IT Consultant & Peace Activist
Basil Dalack (NPA) - Ex-Tequesta Village Councilman, Attorney, Veteran & Peace Activist
Tony Khoury (NPA) - Businessman & Biomedical Engineer
Steve Machat (NPA) - Music Producie, Attorney & Author
Bruce Nathan (NPA) - Physical Therapist & Army Veteran
Robert Kaplan (Write In) - '14 State Rep. Candidate
Howard Knepper (Write In) - Real Estate Developer, Court Guardian Ad Litem for Children & Frequent Candidate
Bradley Patrick (Write In) - Trump Campaign Activist
Charles Tolbert (Write In) - Minister, Retired Army Master Sergeant, Vietnam War Veteran & '14 Gov. Candidate
Angela Walls-Windhauser (Write In) - Businesswoman & Substitute Teacher

Bob Graham - 1978

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
Rick Scott (R) - Governor & Ex-Hospital Chain CEO


District 1:
[ Jeff Miller (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Matt Gaetz (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Steven Specht (D) - Recent Law School Graduate & USAF Veteran

District 2:
[ Gwen Graham (D)* - Not Seeking Reelection in 2016. ]
Walt Dartland (D) - Consumer Advocate, Attorney, USMC Veteran & '02 Atty. Gen. Candidate
Neal Dunn (R) - Physician
Rob Lapham (Libertarian) - Retired IT Professional, Ex-Texas Libertarian Party Exec Dir & '14 Candidate
Antoine Roberts (Write In)

District 3:
Ted Yoho (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken McGurn (D) - Businessman & Investor
Tom Wells (NPA) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
[ Ander Crenshaw (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
John Rutherford (R) - Ex-Duval County Sheriff
Dave Bruderly (D) - Environmental Engineer, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Gary Koniz (NPA) - Self-Published Author & Frequent Candidate
Danny Murphy (Write In) - Writer & Humorist

District 5:
[ Corrine Brown (D)* - Lost Primary for Renomination in 2016. ]
Al Lawson (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Insurance Agency Owner & '10/'12 Candidate
Glo Smith (R) - Ex-Gubernatorial Aide, Ex-Child Care Center Owner & '14 Nominee

District 6:
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill McCullough (D) - Investment Advisor & Businessman

District 7:
John Mica (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephanie Murphy (D) - College Professor, Investment Executive & Ex-National Security Specialist
Mike Plaskon (Write In) - Insurance Sales Supervisor

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Corry Westbrook (D) - Environmental Activist, Lobbyist, Peace Corps Veteran & '14 Candidate
Bill Stinson (NPA) - Retired NASA Engineer & Inventor

District 9:
[ Alan Grayson (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Darren Soto (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Wayne Liebnitzky (R) - Engineer & Navy Veteran

District 10:
[ Dan Webster (R)* - Open Seat / Seeking Re-election in CD-11. ]
Val Demings (D) - Ex-Orlando Police Chief & '12 Nominee
Thuy Lowe (R) - Medical Transportation Company Owner & '14 Candidate

District 11:
[ Rich Nugent (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Dan Webster (R) - Congressman in CD-10, Ex-State Senate Majority Leader & Ex-State House Speaker
Dave Koller (D) - Businessman & '14 Nominee
Bruce Riggs (NPA) - Tea Party Activist, Chef & Frequent Candidate

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

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

District 13:
David Jolly (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlie Crist (D) - Ex-Governor, Ex-Attorney General, Ex-State Sen., '98/'10 US Sen. Candidate & '14 Gov. Nominee

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Christine Quinn (R) - Food Seasonings Manufacturer

District 15:
Dennis Ross (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Lange (D) - Business Consultant

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jan Schneider (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Tom Rooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
April Freeman (D) - Public Relations Executive, Community Activist & '14 Nominee
John Sawyer (NPA) - Retired Businessman, Ex-Auto Worker, Vietnam War Veteran & '12/'14 Candidate

District 18:
[ Patrick Murphy (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Randy Perkins (D) - Debris Removal Company CEO & Community Activist
Brian Mast (R) - Disabled Afghan War Veteran & Explosives Specialist
Carla Spalding (NPA) - Nurse, Realtor & Navy Veteran
Marilyn Holloman (Write In) - Nurse & '12 Candidate

District 19:
[ Curt Clawson (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Francis Rooney (R) - Ex-US Ambassador to the Vatican, Businessman & GOP Activist
Robert Neeld (D) - Businessman, Accountant & Frequent Candidate
David Byron (Write In) - Retired USAF NCO
Timothy Rossano (Write In) - Frequent Candidate

District 20:
Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Gary Stein (R) - Retired Office Cleaning Contractor & Frequent Candidate
Michael Steinberg (Write In) - Attorney & '16 VP Candidate

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
[ Ted Deutch (D)* - Seeking reelection in CD-22 in 2016. ]
Lois Frankel (D) - Congresswoman in CD-22
Paul Spain (R) - Financial Planner & '14 Nominee
W.M. "Mike" Trout (NPA) - Musician, Progressive Activist & '12/'14 Candidate

District 22:
[ Lois Frankel (D)* - Seeking reelection in CD-21 in 2016. ]
Ted Deutch (D) - Congressman in CD-21
Andrea Leigh McGee (R) - Artist & '14 Candidate

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Kaufman (R) - Anti-Muslim Activist & '12/'14 Candidate
Don Endress (NPA) - Businessman & Online Developer
Lyle Milstein (NPA) - Retired Educator & Ex-Hotel Owner

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 & Democratic Activist

District 26:
Carlos Curbelo (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Garcia (D) - Ex-Congressman & Ex-Miami-Dade County Democratic Chair

District 27:
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Fuhrman (D) - Fruit Juice Bottling Company Owner


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


Secretary of State - Division of Elections


Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Boca Raton News
Bradenton Herald
Broward El Heraldo (Spanish)
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Broward & Palm Beach New Times (Alternative)
Cedar Key Beacon
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Daily Pulp
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Destin Log
Everglades City Echo
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Florida Political Press (Conservative)
Florida Politics
Fort Lauderdale CityLink (Alternative)
Fort Lauderdale Our Independent (Gay)
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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
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Miami-Dade County Campaigns and Politics
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Political Gateway - Florida
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St. Augustine Record
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Sayfie Review (Politics)
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Tallahassee Democrat
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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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