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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 2, 2014
Filing Deadline (State Candidates): June 20, 2014
State Primary: August 26, 2014

This page was last updated on April 16, 2014


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Rick Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Yinka Adeshina (R) - Pharmacist & '12 Presidential Candidate
Vincent Angiolillo (R) - Limousines Company Owner & '12 Collier County Sheriff Candidate
Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder (R) - Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Florida President & Businesswoman
Tim Devine (R) - Frequent Candidate
Berthram Samuel (R) - '10 Candidate
Dr Joe Smith (R) - Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate
Charlie Crist (D) - Ex-Governor, Ex-Attorney General, Ex-State Sen., Ex-Republican & '10/'98 US Sen. Candidate
Monroe Lee (D)
Ryan Lipner (D) - Frequent Candidate
Marcelle Martelly (D) - Social Worker
Nan Rich (D) - Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-National Council of Jewish Women President
Jessica Stewart (D) - Restaurant Worker & Pro-Casino Activist
Atlee Yarrow (American Freedom) - Press Operator, White Supremacist Activist & '06 Candidate
Steve LaBianca (Libertarian) - Libertarian Activist & Business Consultant
John Wayne Smith (Libertarian) - Libertarian Activist, Awning Installer, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Adrian Wyllie (Libertarian) - State Party Chair, Businessman & Veteran
Rubin Anderson (Independent) - Baptist Pastor, Community Activist & Felon
Kyle "KC" Gibson (Independent) - Pastor
James Fraleigh (Independent)
Herman Giger (Independent) - Pilot, Flight Instructor, Army Veteran & '10 Candidate
Mark Griffis (Independent) - System Administrator & Community Activist
Jefferson Horwath (Independent) - Waiter, National Guard Veteran & '08 Lake Mary Mayor Candidate
Farid Khavari (Independent) - Economist & '10 Candidate
Jeff Rabinowitz (Independent) - Waiter
C.C. Reed (Independent) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Charles Tolbert (Independent) - Minister, Retired Army Master Sergeant & Vietnam War Veteran
Paul Murray (Write-In)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014.

Jeb Bush - 1994

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Pam Bondi (R)* - (Campaign Site)
George Sheldon (D) - Ex-Asst. US Health Secy., Ex-State DCF Secy., Ex-Depy. Attorney Gen. & Ex-State Rep.
Perry Thurston (D) - State House Minority Leader & Attorney
Bill Wohlsifer (Libertarian) - Attorney

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
Jeff Atwater (R)* - (Campaign Site)
William Rankin (D) - Businessman & Army Veteran

Bob Graham - 1978

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Adam Putnam (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Thad Hamilton (D) - Ex-Broward County Soil/Water Commissioner, Army Veteran & '10 Candidate


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Bill Nelson (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.

Ed Gurney - 1968

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2016.
D.J. DeRenzo (R) - Polo Field Maintenance Worker & '10 State Rep. Candidate
Lateresa Jones (Independent Party) - Life Coachß


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Jeff Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Krause (R) - Private Investigator, Pastor & '10 Candidate
Travis Miller (R)
Jim Bryan (D) - Businessman, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Mark Wichern (Independent)

District 2:
Steve Southerland (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gwen Graham (D) - Leon County Schools Official, Attorney & Daughter of Ex-US Sen. Bob Graham

William "Cleave" Drummond II (Reform) - Artist, Website Designer & '12 Nominee
Luther Lee (Independent) - Marketing Project Consultant

District 3:
Ted Yoho (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jake Rush (R) - Attorney & Ex-Police Officer
Aquasia Johnson McDowell (D) - Consultant
Marihelen Wheeler (D) - Teacher, Artist & Community Activist
Howard "Term Limits" Lawson (Independent)

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
Ander Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)
James Ryman Shoaf (R) - Retired Navy Officer
Gary Koniz (Write-In) - Self-Published Author & '10/'12 Candidate

District 5:
Corrine Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Thuy Lowe (R) - Medical Transportation Company Owner
Gloreatha "Glo" Smith (R) - Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Ex-Child Care Center Owner

District 6:
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Cox (D) - Teacher

District 7:
John Mica (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alan Azcona (R) - Gun Rights Activist
Zechariah Blanchard (R) - Businessman
Don Oehlrich (R) - Realtor & Appraiser
Kelly Shirley (R)
David Smith (R) - Training Consultant & Retired USMC Officer
Wes Neuman (D) - Policy Analyst & Ex-White House Intern

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Christopher Duncan Jr. (D)
Gabriel Rothblatt (D) - Property Manager
Corry Westbrook (D) - Environmental Activist, Lobbyist & Peace Corps Veteran
Karl Balone (Tea) - Self-Employed & Tea Party Activist

District 9:
Alan Grayson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nick Ruiz III (D) - College Professor, Author & '10/'12 Candidate
Jorge Bonilla (R) - Court Interpreter & Navy Veteran
Carol Platt (R) - Osceola County Realtor Association Lobbyist
Peter Vivaldi (R) - Project Management Consultant & Community Activist
Laura Janay (Independent) - Public Relations Consultant
Roger Lee Peck (Write-In) - Retiree
Leon Ray (Write-In)

District 10:
Daniel Webster (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Bill Ferree (D) - Ex-Eustis City Commissioner, Businessman, Retired Airline Pilot & Navy Veteran
Michael McKenna (D) - Navy Veteran
Shayan Modarres (D) - Attorney

District 11:
Rich Nugent (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Uminski (R) - Retired Engineer & Consultant
Dave Koller (D) - Businessman
Bruce Ray Riggs (Independent) - Tea Party Activist, Chef, '12 Candidate & '10 US Sen. Candidate

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

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
James Denton Jr. (R) - Businessman
Lois Duncan (Independent)

District 13:
David Jolly (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nick Zoller (R) - Political Consultant

Manuel Sykes (D) - Civil Rights Activist

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Coney (R)
John Grey (R) - Realtor

District 15:
Dennis Ross (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alan Cohn (D) - Ex-TV News Reporter

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Henry Lawrence (D) - Ex-Pro Football Player
Mitch Mallett (D) - Democratic State Committeeman & Businessman
Daniel Durso (Independent) - Disabled Gulf War Veteran & Tea Party Activist
Joe Venuti (Independent) - Retired Airline Flight Crewman & Chemical Engineer
Joe Newman (Write In) - Retiree & Community Activist

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Tom Rooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Sawyer (R) - Retired Businessman, Vietnam War Veteran & '12 Lee County Commission Candidate
Will Bronson (D) - Retired Airline Pilot, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Allen Ellison (D) - Sports Agent

District 18:
Patrick Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carl Domino (R) - Ex-State Rep., Businessman, '10 State Sen. Candidate & '12 State Rep. Candidate
Beverly Hires (R) - Nurse, Conservative Activist & '12 State Rep. Candidate
Ilya Katz (R) - Retired College Lecturer, Conservative Activist & '12 Candidate
Brian Lara (R) - Software Developer
Frank Lynch (R) - Retired Businessman, Ex-Democrat & '08/'12 Presidential Candidate
Alan Schlesinger (R) - Ex-Connecticut State Rep., Ex-Derby (CT) Mayor, Attorney & '06 US Sen. Candidate
Calvin Turnquest (R) - Ex-Tequesta City Councilman, Chemist & '12 State Rep. Candidate
Nick Wukoson (R) - Management Consultant & Ex-Police Officer

District 19 - Special Election:
PRIMARY: April 22, 2014 - GENERAL: June 24, 2014.

[ Trey Radel (R)* - Resigned January 27, 2014. ]
Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-Wellington Village Councilwoman & Realtor
Curt Clawson (R) - Businessman & Ex-College Basketball Player
Michael Dreikorn (R) - Aviation Consultant & Community Activist
Paige Kreegel (R) - Ex-State Rep., Physician & '12 Candidate
April Freeman (D) - Public Relations Executive & Community Activist
Ray Netherwood (Libertarian) - Retiree, USAF Veteran & '10 Candidate
Timothy Rossano (Write-In) - Businessman & '12 Candidate

District 20:
Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jean Enright (D) - Palm Beach County Port Commissioner & Educator
Jay Bonner (R) - Land Surveyor & Pastor
Gary Stein (R) - Office Cleaning Contractor & Frequent Candidate

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Ted Deutch (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Emmanuel Morel (D) - Retired US Labor Dept. Investigator
Henry Colon (R) - Human Resources Manager, '10 State Rep. Candidate & '12 State Sen. Candidate
W.M. "Mike" Trout (Independent) - Musician, Progressive Activist & '12 Candidate

District 22:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrea Leigh McGee (R) - Artist
Jeremy Rodgers (R) - Software Engineer & Navy Reserve Officer
David Wagie (R) - Construction Contractor

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Juan Eliel Garcia (R) - Business Consultant, Radio Show Host, National Guard Veteran & '12 Candidate
Joe Kaufman (R) - Conservative Activist & '12 Candidate
Stephanie Anderson (Independent) - Businesswoman

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Etienne (D) - North Miami City Clerk & Attorney
Luis Fernandez (Independent) - Parcel Delivery Driver & USMC Veteran

District 25:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 26:
Joe Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carlos Curbelo (R) - Miami Dade School Board Member, Political Consultant & Ex-Congressional Aide
Ed MacDougall (R) - Cutler Bay Mayor, Businessman, Ex-Police Officer & Vietnam War Veteran
Joe Martinez (R) - Ex-Miami-Dade County Commission Chair & '12 Miami-Dade County Mayor Candidate
Lorenzo Palomares-Starbuck (R) - Attorney & Realtor
Jose Peixoto (R) - Maintenance Engineer & '12 Candidate

District 27:
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Elsa Gonzalez (Independent) - Mental Health Clinician & Tea Party Activist


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
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:

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

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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