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LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

Federal Candidate Filing Deadline: May 4, 2018
State Candidate Filing Deadline: June 22, 2018
State Primary: August 28, 2018
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
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This page was last updated on March 20, 2018


[ Rick Scott (R)* - Term Limited in 2018. ]
Issak Almaleh (R) - Currently Under Federal Felony Indictment
Don Baldauf (R) - Alarm Contractor, Trump Campaign Activist & '08/'10 US Rep. Candidate
Frederick Buntin (R)

Richard Corcoran (R) - State House Speaker, Attorney & Navy Veteran

Ron DeSantis (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Iraq War Veteran
Tim Devine (R) - Frequent Candidate
Usha Jain (R) - Physician & '16 Orange County Commissioner Candidate
John Mercadante (R) - Air Conditioning Engineer & GOP Activist
Bruce Nathan (R) - Physical Therapist, Army Veteran & '16 US Sen. Candidate 
Adam Putnam (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Agribusinessman
Armando Rivas (R)
Bob White (R) - Businessman & GOP Activist
Richard Dembinsky (D) - Engineer & Frequent Candidate

Nikki Fried (D) - Lobbyist & Attorney

Andrew Gillum (D) - Tallahassee Mayor & Ex-Tallahassee City Commissioner
Gwen Graham (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Attorney & Daughter of Ex-US Sen. Bob Graham

Jeff Greene (D) - Businessman, '10 US Sen. Candidate & '82 US Rep. Candidate

Chris King (D) - Real Estate Executive & Attorney
Phillip Levine (D) - Miami Beach Mayor & Businessman
Louis McClanahan III (D)

Kathy Rundle (D) - Miami-Dade County State Attorney

Bruce Stanley (Green) - Graphic Design Project Manager & Environmental Activist
Randy Wiseman (Libertarian) - Ex-Lake County School Board Member & Gymnastics School Owner
David Adams (NPA) - Businessman, Ex-Republican & '16 US Rep. Candidate
Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA) - Pastor & '14 Candidate
Tony Knox (NPA) - Shoeshine Stand Owner & Army Veteran

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)* - Retiring in 2018. ]

[ Pam Bondi (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Rob Bradley (R) - State Sen. & Attorney

Jay Fant (R) - State Rep., Banker & Attorney
Ashley Moody (R) - Ex-Circuit Judge & Attorney

Joe Negron (R) - State Senate President, Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '06 US Rep. Nominee

Ross Spano (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Frank White (R) - State Rep., Attorney & Ex-Pensacola State College Trustee

Dana Young (R) - State Rep. & Attorney

Sean Shaw (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Ryan Torrens (D) - Attorney

Bill Wohlsifer (Libertarian) - Attorney & '14 Nominee

Jimmy Patronis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Antoanet Iotova (R) - '16 State Sen. Candidate & Currently Under Federal Felony Indictment
Jeremy Ring (D) - Ex-State Sen., Investor & Ex-Internet Executive

Bob Graham - 1978

[ Adam Putnam (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Matt Caldwell (R) - State Rep. & Real Estate Appraiser
Denise Grimsley (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Citrus Grower, Hospital Administrator & Nurse
Mike McCalister (R) - Tree Farmer, Retired Army Colonel, '12 US Sen Candidate & '10 Gov Candidate
Paul Paulson (R) - Real Estate Executive, GOP Activist & '15 Orlando Mayor Candidate
Baxter Troutman (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Citrus Grower
Jeff Porter (D) - Homestead Mayor, Ex-Homestead City Councilman & Businessman
R. David Walker (D) - Wildlife Biologist & Democratic Activist
Thomas White Jr (D)


Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


Bill Nelson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tamika Lyles (D) - Law Student, Mediator, USAF Veteran & Civil Rights Activist
Randy Alan White (D) - Pastor
Augustus Invictus (R) - Ex-Attorney, White Supremacist Activist & '16 Candidate
Lateresa Jones (R) - Life Coach, '14 Lt. Gov. Candidate & '16 Candidate
Howard Knepper (R) - Real Estate Developer & Frequent Candidate
Martin Mikhail (R)

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

Dr Joe Smith (R) - Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate
Edward Janowski (NPA) - Truck Driver

Scott McCatty (Write-In)
Angela Walls-Windhauser (Write-In) - Businesswoman, Substitute Teacher & '16 Candidate

Bob Graham - 1978

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cris Dosev (R) - Real Estate Developer, USAF Veteran & '16 Candidate
John Mills (R) - Retired Navy Officer
Emily Rosas (R)
Phil Ehr (D) - Retired Navy Commander
Jennifer Zimmerman (D) - Pediatrician

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Roberto Cepeda (D) - Sanders Campaign Activist
Brandon Peters (D) - Attorney
Bob Rackleff (D) - Ex-Leon County Commissioner & Political Speechwriter
Franklin Schuler (D) - Ex-Bronson Mayor, Ex-Town Councilman & Building Contractor

District 3:
Ted Yoho (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dushyant Gosai (D) - College Instructor & Accountant
Yvonne Hayes Hinson (D) - Ex-Gainesville City Commissioner & Retired Educator
Tom Wells (D) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rob Ficker (R) - Paid Petition Signature Collector
Joceline Berrios (D)
Monica DePaul (D) - College Writing Instructor & LGBT Rights Activist
Ges Selmont (D) - Attorney, Businessman & Ex-Clinton White House Intern
Jason Bulger (NPA) - College Student & Army Veteran

District 5:
Al Lawson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rontel Batie (D) - Lobbyist & Ex-Congressional Aide
Alvin Brown (D) - Ex-Jacksonville Mayor & Ex-Clinton White House Aide
Shanton Edwards (D) - Boys & Girls Clubs Area Director
Virginia Fuller (R) - Nurse, Conservative Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 6:
[ Ron DeSantis (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Fred Costello (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Ormond Beach Mayor, Dentist & '12/'16 Candidate
Jimmy Johns (R) - St. Johns County Commissioner & Civil Engineer
Jeremy Kelly (R)

Brandon Patty (R) - Consultant, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Navy Veteran

Mike Waltz (R) - Ex-Aide to VP Cheney, Businessman, Afghan War Veteran & Author
John Ward (R) - Businessman & Navy Veteran
Bob Coffman (D) - Airline Pilot, Businessman & Retired Air National Guard Officer
Stephen Sevigny (D) - Physician
Nancy Soderberg (D) - Ex-US Ambassador, Ex-Depy. Natl Security Advisor & '12 State Sen. Candidate
John Upchurch (D) - Attorney

District 7:
Stephanie Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chardo Richardson (D) - Attorney & Central Florida ACLU President
Vennia Francois (R) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

Joel Greenberg (R) - Seminole County Tax Collector & Businessman

Mike Miller (R) - State Rep. & Fundraising Consultant
Judson Sapp (R)

David Simmons (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Scott Sturgill (R) - Businessman & Ex-Seminole County Soil and Water Commissioner
Patrick Weingart (R) - Afghan War Veteran & Truck Driver
Jose Valdez (NPA) - Website/App Developer

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dena Grayson (D) - Biotech Consultant, Physician, Wife of Ex-Cong. Grayson & '16 Candidate
Sanjay Patel (D) - Management Consultant & Democratic State Committeeman

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Alan Grayson (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & '16 US Sen. Candidate

Sean Buchan (R) - Iraq War Veteran
Wayne Liebnitzky (R) - Engineer, Navy Veteran & '16 Candidate

District 10:
Val Demings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Wade Darius (D) - Businessman
Richard Baptist (R) - Iraq War Veteran
Benjamin Leon (R)

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sam Allen (D) - Telecommunications Specialist
Dana Cottrell (D) - Teacher
Alan Grayson (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Jim Henry (D) - College Professor & Communtiy Activist
David Keller (D)
Ron Reid (D) - Nature Resources Consultant, Author & Navy Veteran

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

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Hunter (D) - Ex-Federal Prosecutor & Ex-FBI Agent
Stephen Perenich (D) - Tax Preparer
Robert Tager (D) - Attorney & '16 Nominee
Mathew Thomas (D) - Software Engineer & Sanders Campaign Activist
Angelika Purkis (NPA)

District 13:
Charlie Crist (D)* - (Campaign Site)
George Buck (R) - Consultant, Ex-College Professor, Retired Firefighter & Army/USAF Veteran

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Crowley (D) - '10 Write-In Candidate
Lloyd Wiggins (D)
Jermaine Evans (R) - Substitute Teacher
Christine Quinn (R) - Food Seasonings Manufacturer & '16 Nominee
Angel Urbina (R) - Retired National Guard Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist
Alix Toulme Jr (NPA) - Promoting Extraterrestrial Life Exploration Activist & Navy Veteran

District 15:
Dennis Ross (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Loretta "Leah Lax" Miller (R) - Businesswoman, Ex-Radio Show Host & '16 Pres. Candidate
Curtis Rogers (R)
Phil Hornback (D) - Businessman & Ex-Teacher
Andrew Learned (D) - Tutoring Center Owner & Naval Reserve Officer
Cameron Magnuson (D) - Insurance Underwriter & Community Activist
Ray Pena (D) - Retired Police Officer & USCG Veteran
Greg Pilkington (D) - Business Consultant
Jeff Rabinowitz (D) - Hospitality Industry Professional & '16 Candidate
Greg Williams (D) - Educator & Graphic Designer
Dave Johnson (Green/Write-In) - Freelance Journalist, Polict Analyst & Community Activist

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Calen Cristiani (D) - Political Organizer, Ex-Circus Performer & Democratic Activist
David Shapiro (D) - Attorney
Eric Allen (Green) - Audit Manager & Ex-Democrat
Sean Canfield (NPA) - Police Officer
Robert Kaplan (NPA) - Nursing Assistant, '16 US Sen Candidate & '14 State Rep Candidate

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
[ Tom Rooney (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Ben Albittron (R) - State Rep. & Citrus Grower

Bill Akins (R) - Retired Retail Manager, Vietnam War Veteran & Veterans Activist

Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) - State Sen., Ex-Wellington Village Councilwoman & Marketing Consultant
Nancy Detert (R) - Sarasota Co. Commissioner, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-School Board Member

Julio Gonzalez (R) - State Rep., Physician & Navy Veteran

Mike Grant (R) - State Rep. & Businessman
Joe Gruters (R) - State Rep., Campaign Consulant, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-State GOP Vice Chair

John Sawyer III (R) - Retired Businessman, sVietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Greg Steube (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney & Army Veteran
April Freeman (D) - Public Relations Executive, Community Activist & '14/'16 Nominee
Bill Pollard (D) - Respiratory Therapist

District 18:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Cummings (R)
Lauren Baer (D) - Ex-US State Dept. Official & Attorney

Jonathan Chane (D) - Attorney & '16 Candidate

Pam Keith (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Corinna Robinson (D) - Retired Army Officer, Iraq War Veteran & '14 Nom. in South Dakota

District 19:
Francis Rooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Holden (D) - Financial Advisor
Todd James Truax (D) - Managed Care Business Consultant & Ex-Social Worker

District 20:
Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Bonner (R) - Land Surveyor, Pastor & '14 Nominee
Lou Sola (R) - Yacht Broker, GOP Activist & Army Veteran

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kurt Jetta (R) - Consumer Analytics Firm CEO & Economist
Derek Schwartz (R) - Attorney & Title Insurance Company Owner

District 22:
Ted Deutch (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nicolas Kimaz (R) - Business Consultant, Master Herbalist & Ex-Movie Producer
Javier Manjarres (R) - Conservative Blogger
Paul Spain (R) - Financial Planner & '14/'16 Candidate

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Canova (D) - Law Professor, Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '16 Candidate
Stephen Korka (D) - Comic Book Shop Owner, Musician & Entertainment Booking Agent
Joe Kaufman (R) - Anti-Muslim Activist & Frequent Candidate
Carlos Reyes (R) - Attorney & Community Activist
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & '16 Candidate
Stuart Reed (NPA) - Attorney

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Gary Stein (D) - Retired Office Cleaning Contractor & Frequent Candidate

District 25:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alina Valdes (D) - Physician, Educator, Progressive Activist & '16 Nominee

District 26:
Carlos Curbelo (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Souraya Faas (R) - Teacher & '16 Presidential Candidate
Demetries Grimes (D) - Retired Navy Commander
Steven Machat (D) - Music Producer, Attorney, Author & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) - Non-Profit Group Consultant & '16 State Sen. Nominee
Steve Smith (D) - Technology Consultant, Army Veteran & Ex-Republican
Edward Bonilla (NPA)

District 27:
[ Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Elizabeth Adadi (R) - Educator, Army Reserve Soldier & Doctoral Student
Ariadna Balaguer (R) - Businesswoman, Philanthropist & Daughter of Ex-Dominican Rep. President
Bruno Barreiro (R) - Miami-Dade County Commissioner & Ex-State Rep.
Angie Chirino (R) - Charity Group Fundraiser, Special Education Paraprofessional & Songwriter
Maria Elvira Salazar (R) - TV News Anchor & Journalist

Art Estopinan (R) - Lobbyst & Ex-Congressional Aide

Gabe Ferrer (R) - Copywriter

Ed MacDougall (R) - Ex-Cutler Bay Mayor, Ex-Police Officer, Vietnam War Veteran & '14 Candidate
Jeanette Nunez (R) - State Rep. & Health Care Executive

Mike Ohevzion (R)
Maria Peiro (R) - Educator, Trump Campaign Activist & '16 Candidate
Keith Robinson (R)
Bettina Rodriguez-Aguilera (R) - Ex-Doral City Councilwoman & International Business Consultant
Gina Sosa (R) - Filmmaker, Real Estate Investor & Ex-Businesswoman

Juan Zapata (R) - Ex-Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Consultant
Francisco Cerezo (D) - Attorney

Mary Barzee Flores (D) - Ex-Circuit Judge & Attorney
Matt Haggman (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive & Ex-Journalist
Michael Hepburn (D) - College Academic Advisor

Mark Person (D)
David Richardson (D) - State Rep., Accountant & Business Consultant
Jose Javier Rodriguez (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Kristen Rosen Gonzalez (D) - Miami Beach City Commissioner & College Professor
Ken Russell (D) - Miami City Commissioner & Businessman
Donna Shalala (D) - Ex-US Health Secretary & Ex-Univ of Miami President
Jose Antonio Bengochea (NPA)
Mayra Joli (NPA) - Attorney & Trump Campaign Activist


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

Constitution Party of Florida
Florida Democratic Party
Green Party of Florida
Libertarian 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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