Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2008 Florida General Election

Florida

Note: Candidate pictures are the most current we have on file. Because this is a past election, they may not show a candidate’s likeness at the time of the election. Likewise, some of the links to websites, emails, and social media may be broken.
US President & Vice President (Florida)
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Gene Amondson
Websitewww.geneamondson.com
Leroy J. Pletten
Websitemedicolegal.tripod.com/effects.htm
Bob Barr - L
Websitewww.bobbarr2008.com
Wayne Allen Root - L
Websitewww.rootforamerica.com/home/index.php
Chuck Baldwin - REF
Darrell Castle - CON
James Harris - SW
Alyson Kennedy - SW
Websitewww.themilitant.com/SWPCampaign2016/swpcampaign2016.html
Charles Jay - I
Thomas L. Knapp - L
Alan Keyes - IA
Websitewww.keyes2004.com
Wiley S. Drake, Sr. - IA
Gloria La Riva - PSL
Eugene Puryear
John McCain - R
Websitewww.johnmccain.com
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Sarah Palin - R
Websitewww.palinforgovernor.com/
Cynthia Mckinney - G
Websitewww.runcynthiarun.org
Rosa Clemente - G
Brian Moore - S
Stewart A. Alexander - S
Websitestewartalexanderforpresident2012.org/campaign/stewart-alexander
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Ralph Nader - I
Websitewww.votenader.org
Matt Gonzalez - I
Websitewww.votenader.org/about/matt-gonzalez/
Gary Nettles - I
Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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Thomas Robert Stevens - OBJ
Websitewww.objectivistparty.us/6443.html
Alden Link - OBJ
US House of Representatives
United States Representative District 1
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James "Jim" Bryan - D
Websitewww.jimbryanforcongress.com
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Jeff B. Miller - R
Websitewww.jeffmillerforcongress.com
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United States Representative District 2
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Allen Boyd - D
Websitewww.boydforcongress.com
Mark Mulligan - R
Websitewww.markmulliganforcongress.com/
Robert Ortiz
United States Representative District 4
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Ander Crenshaw - R
Websitewww.andercrenshaw.com
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Jay McGovern - D
Websitewww.jaymcgovern.com
United States Representative District 5
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Virginia "Ginny" Brown-Waite - R
Websitewww.ginnyforcongress.com
John Russell
Websitewww.johnrussellforcongress.com/default.asp
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United States Representative District 6
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Timothy Cunha - D
Websitewww.timcunhaforcongress.com/
Clifford B. "Cliff" Stearns - R
Websitewww.cliffstearns.net
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United States Representative District 7
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Faye Armitage - D
Websitewww.fayeforcongress.com
John L. Mica - R
Websitewww.micaforcongress.com
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United States Representative District 8
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Alan Grayson - D
Websitesenatorgrayson.com
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Ric Keller - R
Websitewww.kellerforcongress.com
United States Representative District 9
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Gus Michael Bilirakis - R
Websitewww.bilirakisforcongress.com
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Richard O. Emmons - I
John "Johnny K" Kalimnios
Bill Mitchell - D
Websitewww.billmitchellforcongress.com/
Andrew Pasayan
United States Representative District 10
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Donald Callahan
Bob Hackworth - D
Websitewww.bobhackworth.com
C.W. Bill Young - R
Websitewww.congressmanbillyoung.com/
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United States Representative District 11
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Eddie Adams, Jr. - R
Websitewww.AdamsforCongress.org
Kathy Castor - D
Websitewww.castorforcongress.com
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United States Representative District 12
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Adam H. Putnam - R
Websitewww.freshfromflorida.com
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Douglas Tudor - D
Websitewww.teamtudor.org/
United States Representative District 13
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Don Baldauf
Vern Buchanan - R
Websitewww.vernbuchanan.com
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Christine Jennings - D
Websitewww.christinejenningsforcongress.com
United States Representative District 14
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Jeffrey George
Connie Mack - R
Websitewww.conniemack.com
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Robert M. Neeld - D
Websiteneeldforcongress.blogspot.com
Burt L. Saunders
United States Representative District 15
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Stephen Blythe - D
Websitewww.blythe2008.com/
Trevor Lowing
Bill Posey - R
Websitewww.billposey.com
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United States Representative District 16
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Tim Mahoney - D
Tom Rooney - R
Websitewww.tomrooney.com
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United States Representative District 18
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - R
Websitevoteileana.com
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Annette Taddeo - D
Websitewww.annettetaddeo.com
United States Representative District 19
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Edward J. Lynch - R
Websitewww.edwardlynch08.com/
Robert Wexler - D
United States Representative District 20
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Margaret Hostetter - R
Websitewww.margaret4congress.com
Marc Luzietti
Debbie Wasserman Schultz - D
Websitewww.debbiewassermanschultz.com
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United States Representative District 21
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Lincoln Diaz-Balart - R
Raul L. Martinez - D
Websitewww.raul2008.com
United States Representative District 22
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Piotr Blass
Websitewww.ulam.usm.edu
Ron Klein - D
Websitewww.ronkleinforcongress.com/
Allen West - R
Websitewww.allenwestforcongress.com/
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United States Representative District 23
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Alcee L. Hastings - D
Websitealceeforcongress.com
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Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. - R
Websitewww.marionthorpe.com
United States Representative District 24
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Gaurav Bhola
Tom Feeney - R
Websitewww.tomfeeney.com/
Suzanne M. Kosmas - D
Websitekosmasforcongress.com/
United States Representative District 25
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Mario Diaz-Balart - R
Websitewww.mariodiazbalart.org
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Joe Garcia - D
Websitejoegarcia2010.com
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Florida Statewide Offices
State Attorney
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Lawson Lamar - D
Mercedes Leon - R
Glenn Hess - D
Matthew J. Meadows - R
Michael Mcauliffe - D
Joseph A. Tringali - R
Mark E. Kohl - R
Dennis W. Ward - D
Public Defender
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Tony Henderson - D
James Owens - R
Shirk A. "Matt" Shirk - D
Bill White - D
Larry Eger - R
Adam Tebrugge - D
Websitewww.atfh71.info
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Donald Chinquina - D
Diamond R. Litty - R
David A. Brener
Kathy Smith - R
Websitewww.keepkathypublicdefender.com/index.php
Florida Senate
State Senator District 1
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Anthony C. Hill, Sr. - D
Louis J. Tart - I
State Senator District 3
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Charles S. Dean, Sr. - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s5
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Suzan L R Franks - D
State Senator District 5
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George Anthony Lovenguth - D
Stephen R. Wise - R
State Senator District 7
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Richard Paul Dembinsky
Evelyn J. Lynn - R
State Senator District 9
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Darius L. Davis - D
Andy Gardiner - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s13
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State Senator District 11
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Mike Fasano - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4058
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Fred Taylor - D
State Senator District 17
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J. D. Alexander - R
Scott K. Thompson - D
State Senator District 19
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Belinda Ortiz - R
Gary Siplin - D
Websitewww.garysiplin.com
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State Senator District 23
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Morgan R. Bentley - D
Nancy C. Detert - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s28
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State Senator District 24
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Thad Altman - R
Websitewww.thadaltman.com
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Kendall T. Moore - D
State Senator District 25
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Jeff H. Atwater - R
Websitewww.myfloridacfo.com
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Linda Bird - D
Anthony Joseph Mauro - G
State Senator District 27
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Dave Aronberg - D
Matt Caldwell - R
Websitewww.votecaldwell.org/Home.aspx
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Aniana H. Robas - G
State Senator District 29
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Michael Nellons
Christopher L. "Chris" Smith - D
Websitewww.senatorchrissmith.com
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State Senator District 31
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Ellyn I. Drotzer
Eleanor Sobel - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s33
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State Senator District 35
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Dan Gelber - D
Websitewww.dangelber.com/home.php
Dean Santoro - R
Websitewww.santoroforcongress.org
Florida House
State Representative District 1
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Samma O. Brannon
Greg Evers - R
Websitewww.gregevers.com
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State Representative District 2
State Representative District 3
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C. V. "Clay" Ford - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4409
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Lumon May - D
State Representative District 5
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Brad Drake - R
Websitewww.braddrake.com
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John P. "Johnny Mac" Mcdaniel, III - D
State Representative District 8
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Rodney T. Davis
Robert Maddox
Alan Williams - D
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4437
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State Representative District 9
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Peter Boulware - R
Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda - D
John Shaw - R
Websitewww.johnshaw.org
State Representative District 10
State Representative District 11
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Debbie Boyd - D
Elizabeth Whiddon Porter - R
Websitewww.electlizporter.com
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State Representative District 12
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Janet H. Adkins - R
Websitewww.janetadkins.com
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Damon C. Fernandez
Robert Scott Ziefel
State Representative District 14
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Mia Jones - D
Websiteflhouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4440&SessionId=64
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Sarah Lovett - R
State Representative District 17
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Lake Ray - R
Websitewww.votelakeray.com
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John P. Rosso, MEd.
Regina Young - D
State Representative District 18
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Ronald "Doc" Renuart - R
Websitewww.votedocrenuart.com
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David H. Smith - D
Websitedavidsmithforcongress.com
Daniel F. "Washie" Walsh
Websitewalshie4staterep.blogspot.com
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State Representative District 19
State Representative District 20
State Representative District 21
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Linda Myers - D
Charles Van Zant - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4444
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State Representative District 23
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Charles S. Chuck Chestnut, IV - D
Bernie Decastro - CON
Websitewww.electbernie.com
State Representative District 24
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Kurt Kelly - R
Websitewww.electkurtkelly.com
Andy Kesselring
Barry W. Leach - D
State Representative District 26
State Representative District 27
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Maureen Monahan
Dwayne L. Taylor - D
Websitewww.dwaynetaylorforcongress.com
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State Representative District 28
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Dorothy L. Hukill - R
Websitedorothyhukill.com
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William Smalley - D
State Representative District 29
State Representative District 30
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Amy C. Tidd - D
Websiteamyforsenate.com
Ritch Workman - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4446
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State Representative District 31
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John Joseph Tobia - R
Websitewww.johntobia.com
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Carol Drake Wheatley
State Representative District 32
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Steve Crisafulli - R
Websitewww.stevecrisafulli.com
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Tony Sasso - D
State Representative District 33
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Robert Acosta - D
Sandra "Sandy" Adams - R
Websitewww.sandyadams.com
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Franklin Perez - L
Websitewww.fperez1776.com
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State Representative District 35
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Dean Cannon - R
Websitewww.deancannon.com
Thomas J. Kelly - I
State Representative District 36
State Representative District 38
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Lawrence Fisher
Bryan Nelson - R
Websitewww.votebnelson.com
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Lonnie Thompson - D
State Representative District 40
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Todd Christian - D
Eric Jon "E" Eisnaugle - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4449
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State Representative District 42
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Betty O. Cunningham
Jeremy K. Grondahl
H. Marlene O'Toole - R
Websitewww.marleneforsenate.com
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State Representative District 44
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Joseph Charles Puglia - D
Sarah Roman - G
Robert C. Schenck - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4386&SessionId=54
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State Representative District 46
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John Legg - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s17
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John J. Ubele
State Representative District 47
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Kevin Christopher Ambler - R
Ian Grossman
State Representative District 48
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Peter F. Nehr - R
Carl Frederic "Z" Zimmermann - D
Websitecarlzimmermann.com
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State Representative District 49
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J. P. Quinones - R
Darren Soto - D
Websitedarrensoto.com
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State Representative District 51
State Representative District 52
State Representative District 54
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James C. "Jim" Frishe - R
George A. Gonzalez - D
State Representative District 55
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Calvester Benjamin-Anderson
Darryl Ervin Rouson - D
Websitewww.darrylrouson.com
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State Representative District 56
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Rachel Burgin - R
Lewis Laricchia
Websitewww.votelewislaricchia.com
State Representative District 57
State Representative District 59
Betty Reed - D
Websitewww.votebettyreed.com
State Representative District 60
State Representative District 64
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Alton C. Smith
Kelli Stargel - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s15
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Gordon Wayne Watts
State Representative District 65
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Bob Hagenmaier - D
Websitebobforfloridahouse.com
John Wood - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4453&SessionId=73
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State Representative District 67
State Representative District 69
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Laura A. Benson - R
Keith Fitzgerald - D
Websitewww.gofitzgo.com
Horacio Lemus, IV - G
State Representative District 70
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Doug Holder - R
Websitewww.dougholder.com
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Sam Rosenfeld - D
State Representative District 71
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Betty "G" Gissendanner - D
Kenneth L. "Ken" Roberson - R
Websitewww.kenroberson.com
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State Representative District 72
State Representative District 73
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Stephen Gray-Blancett - D
Nick Thompson - R
State Representative District 75
State Representative District 77
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Elton J. "Dr. G." Gissendanner - D
Denise Grimsley - R
Websitewww.denisegrimsley.com
State Representative District 79
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Dion E. Atchison
Mike Horner - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4455&SessionId=64
Ray O. Worley - D
State Representative District 80
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Neal Abarbanell - D
Debbie J. Mayfield - R
Websitemayfieldminute.com
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State Representative District 81
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Michael Diterlizzi - R
Adam Fetterman - D
Kristina Wright - G
State Representative District 82
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Catherine Hilton - D
William D. Snyder - R
State Representative District 83
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Carl J. Domino - R
Websitewww.dominoforcongress.com
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Bryan Miller - D
State Representative District 85
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Joseph Abruzzo - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s25
Howard K. Coates, Jr. - R
State Representative District 86
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Maria Lorts Sachs - D
Websitemariasachs.com
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John J. Sottilare
State Representative District 87
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Adam Hasner - R
Websiteadamhasner.com
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Robert "Rob" Ostrov - D
State Representative District 89
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Jeffrey H. Auslander - R
Mary Brandenburg - D
State Representative District 91
State Representative District 93
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Tchaka S. Lawrence
Perry E. Thurston, Jr. - D
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4396
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State Representative District 95
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Jessica Finkelstein
James W. "Jim" Waldman - D
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4367
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State Representative District 97
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Todd Goberville - R
Martin David Kiar - D
State Representative District 99
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Andrew J. Housman
Elaine J. Schwartz - D
Websiteelaineschwartz.com
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State Representative District 101
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Matt Hudson - R
Websitewww.voteformatthudson.com
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Mario Jimenez - D
Websitewww.votefamily.us/dr-mario-jimenez-in-senate-district-40
State Representative District 102
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Eddy Gonzalez - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4385
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Alfred Leon
State Representative District 106
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Luis A. Macagno
Richard L. Steinberg - D
Websitewww.richardsteinberg.com
State Representative District 107
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Luis R. Garcia, Jr. - D
Jorge Luis Lopez - R
State Representative District 110
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Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. - R
Nancy L. Stander - D
State Representative District 111
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Erik Fresen - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4461
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Frank Morra - D
State Representative District 112
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Betty Gaffney - D
Maria Gonzalez
David M. Rivera - R
Websitewww.davidrivera.org
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State Representative District 113
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Javier A. Betancourt - D
Carlos Lopez-Cantera - R
State Representative District 117
State Representative District 119
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Michael Hanley Calderin - D
Websitewww.calderin2006.com/new/
Juan C. Zapata - R
State Representative District 120
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Ernie Hernandez - R
Ron Saunders - D
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Amendment 1 Declaration Of Rights
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to delete provisions authorizing the Legislature to regulate or prohibit the ownership, inheritance, disposition, and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship.
Amendment 2 Florida Marriage Protection Amendment
This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.Financial Impact Statement:The direct financial impact this amendment will have on state and local government revenues and expenditures cannot be determined, but is expected to be minor.Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.
Amendment 3 Changes And Improvements Not Affecting The Assessed Value Of Residential Real Property
Authorizes the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit consideration of changes or improvements to residential real property which increase resistance to wind damage and installation of renewable energy source devices as factors in assessing the property's value for ad valorem taxation purposes. Effective upon adoption, repeals the existing renewable energy source device exemption no longer in effect.
Amendment 4 Property Tax Exemption Of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification And Assessment Of Land Used For Conservation
Requires Legislature to provide a property tax exemption for real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or other perpetual conservation protections, defined by general law. Requires Legislature to provide for classification and assessment of land used for conservation purposes, and not perpetually encumbered, solely on the basis of character or use. Subjects assessment benefit to conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions established by general law. Applies to property taxes beginning in 2010.
Amendment 6 Assessment Of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use
Provides for assessment based upon use of land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes; land used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable and accessible to the public; marinas and drystacks that are open to the public; and water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities, subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions specified by general law.
Amendment 8 Local Option Community College Funding.
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require that the Legislature authorize counties to levy a local option sales tax to supplement community college funding; requiring voter approval to levy the tax; providing that approved taxes will sunset after 5 years and may be reauthorized by the voters.
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