Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Florida General Election

Florida

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US President & Vice President (Florida)
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Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
56
Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
74
Mitt Romney - R
Websitewww.mittromney.com
70
Paul Ryan - R
Websitewww.ryanforcongress.com
47
Jill E. Stein - G
Websitewww.jill2016.com
67
Cheri Honkala - G
Websitewww.jillstein.org/cheri_honkala
54
Gary Johnson - L
Websitegaryjohnson2016.com
64
James P. "Jim" Gray - L
Websitewww.judgejimgray.com
72
Virgil H. Goode, Jr. - CON
Websitewww.goodeforpresident2012.com
71
James N. Clymer - CON
Thomas Robert Stevens - OBJ
Websitewww.objectivistparty.us/6443.html
Alden Link - OBJ
Andre Barnett - R
Ken Cross
Websitewww.kencross.com/cms/cms_list.php?orderby=ddocument_date
Richard Duncan - I
Websiterichardaduncan.samsbiz.com
Ricky Johnson
David Byrne
Websitedavidbyrne.com/journal/were-better-than-this-vote
Taralyn "Treat" Harris
Andrew Charles Coniglio
John William Walsh
Stephen G. Durham
Christina Lopez
Terry D. Jones
Marvin Wayne Sapp
Erin Kent Magee
William Thomas Harney
Jill Reed - U
Tom Cary - U
Charles Frederick Tolbert
Websitewww.cfabamerica.com
Michael Loesche
Nelson Keyton
Websitesites.google.com/site/nelsonkeytonforpresident
US Senate
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Piotr Blass
Websitewww.ulam.usm.edu
Chris Borgia
Websitewww.chrisborgia.com
38
Naomi Craine - I
Bill Gaylor
Websitefloridaforbill.com
Lionel Long - I
Connie Mack - R
Websitewww.conniemack.com
50
Robert Monroe - I
Websiteteapartycheer.com/bios/the-south/florida/robert-monroe-fl-bio
Bill Nelson - D
Websitenelsonforsenate.com
75
Lawrence Scott
Websitewww.lawrencescottforsenate.com
US House of Representatives
United States Representative District 1
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James "Jim" Bryan - D
Websitewww.jimbryanforcongress.com
70
William Cleave Drummond, II
Websitedrummondforcongress.org
53
Calen Fretts - L
Websitefrettsforcongress.com
Jeff B. Miller - R
Websitewww.jeffmillerforcongress.com
58
United States Representative District 2
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Al Lawson - D
Floyd Patrick Miller
Websitefloydpatrickmiller.com
Steve Southerland - R
Websitewww.southerlandforcongress.com
52
United States Representative District 3
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Philip Dodds
Websitewww.phildoddsforcongress.com
J. R. Gaillot - D
Websitewww.jrgaillot.com
Michael Ricks
Ted Yoho - R
United States Representative District 4
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Ander Crenshaw - R
Websitewww.andercrenshaw.com
73
Jim Klauder
Websitewww.klauder4congress.com
Gary L. Koniz - I
Websitewww.garykonizforcongress.com
71
United States Representative District 5
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Corrine Brown - D
Websitewww.corrinebrownforcongress.com
70
Eileen Fleming
Websitewww.eileenfleming.org
LeAnne Kolb - R
Websitekolb4congress.com
Bruce Ray Riggs
Websitewww.dirtyunclesam.com
United States Representative District 6
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Heather Beaven - D
Websiteheatherbeaven.com
Ron Desantis - R
Websitewww.desantis2016.com
39
United States Representative District 7
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Jason H. Kendall - D
Websitewww.jhk2012.com
40
Fred Marra - D
John L. Mica - R
Websitewww.micaforcongress.com
74
United States Representative District 8
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Richard H. Gillmor
Websitewww.votegillmor.com
Bill Posey - R
Websitewww.billposey.com
69
Shannon Roberts - D
Websitewww.shannonrobertsforcongress.com
United States Representative District 9
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Alan Grayson - D
Websitesenatorgrayson.com
59
Todd Long - R
Websitetoddlong4congress.com
United States Representative District 10
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Val B. Demings - D
Websitewww.valdemings.com
Naipaul Seegolam
Websitenaipaulseegolam2012.us
56
Daniel Webster - R
Websitewww.electwebster.com
68
United States Representative District 11
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Richard B. "Rich" Nugent - R
Websitewww.nugentforcongress.com
66
H. David Werder - D
Websitewerder4uscongress.blogspot.com
62
United States Representative District 12
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Gus Michael Bilirakis - R
Websitewww.bilirakisforcongress.com
54
Paul Sidney Elliott
Websitewww.paulelliottforcongress2012.com
John Russell
Websitewww.johnrussellforcongress.com/default.asp
61
Jonathan Michael Snow - D
Websitesnowforcongress.com
30
United States Representative District 13
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Jessica Ehrlich - D
Websitewww.ehrlichforcongress.com
C.W. Bill Young - R
Websitewww.congressmanbillyoung.com/
86
United States Representative District 14
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Kathy Castor - D
Websitewww.castorforcongress.com
51
Evelio "EJ" Otero - R
Websiteejoteroforcongress.com
United States Representative District 15
Dennis A. Ross - R
Websiteelectdennisross.com
58
United States Representative District 16
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Vern Buchanan - R
Websitewww.vernbuchanan.com
66
Keith Fitzgerald - D
Websitewww.gofitzgo.com
United States Representative District 17
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Tom Baumann
William Bronson - D
Websitewww.bronsonforcongress.com
78
Tom Rooney - R
Websitewww.tomrooney.com
46
United States Representative District 18
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Marilyn Davis Holloman
Patrick Murphy - D
Websitewww.murphyforflorida.com
34
Allen West - R
Websitewww.allenwestforcongress.com/
56
United States Representative District 19
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Trey Radel - R
James Lloyd Roach - R
Websitewww.electroach.com
Brandon M. Smith
Websitebrandonsmithforcongress.us
United States Representative District 20
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Anthony M. Dutrow
Alcee L. Hastings - D
Websitealceeforcongress.com
81
Randall Terry
Websitewww.terryforpresident.com
United States Representative District 21
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Ted Deutch - D
Websitewww.tedforcongress.com
51
Cesar Henao
Websitecesarforcongress.com
40
W. Michael "Mike" Trout - U
WebsiteMIKETROUTFORCONGRESS.COM
59
United States Representative District 22
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Lois Frankel - D
Websitewww.loisfrankelforcongress.com
69
Adam Hasner - R
Websiteadamhasner.com
47
United States Representative District 23
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Karen Harrington - R
Websitewww.karenforcongress.com
Ilya Katz
WebsiteWWW.OBAMAPOLITICALCARTOONS.COM
82
Debbie Wasserman Schultz - D
Websitewww.debbiewassermanschultz.com
51
United States Representative District 24
Frederica S. Wilson - D
Websitewilson.house.gov
74
United States Representative District 25
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Stanley Blumenthal
WebsiteELECTCOMRADEBLUMENTHAL.COM
92
Mario Diaz-Balart - R
Websitewww.mariodiazbalart.org
56
United States Representative District 26
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Angel Fernandez
Joe Garcia - D
Websitejoegarcia2010.com
54
Jose Peixoto
Websitewww.josepeixotoforuscongress.com
57
David M. Rivera - R
Websitewww.davidrivera.org
52
United States Representative District 27
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Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Websitecruz-wiggins.com
54
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - R
Websitevoteileana.com
65
Manny Yevancey - D
Websitewww.mannyyevancey.com
56
Florida Senate
State Senator District 1
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Don Gaetz - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s1
69
Richard Harrison
Websitewww.harrison4flstatesenate.com
65
State Senator District 2
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Greg Evers - R
Websitewww.gregevers.com
62
Joshua W. Hartigan
State Senator District 3
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Bill Montford - D
Websitewww.billmontford.com
70
John Shaw - R
Websitewww.johnshaw.org
State Senator District 4
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Aaron P. Bean - R
Kyle Alexander Bedran
Patrick Dewayne Mency
Nancy Soderberg - D
Websitewww.soderberg2012.com
State Senator District 5
Charles S. Dean, Sr. - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s5
78
State Senator District 6
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John Thrasher - R
Websiteelectthrasher.com
73
Kathleen Trued - D
Websitewww.kathleentrued.com
74
State Senator District 7
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Rob Bradley - R
Websitewww.electbradley.com
47
William Mazzota - D
State Senator District 8
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Frank T. Bruno, Jr. - D
Websitefrankbrunoforfloridasenate.com
Dorothy L. Hukill - R
Websitedorothyhukill.com
71
State Senator District 9
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Audrey Gibson - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s9
Cherron "CC" Newby - R
Websitecherronccnewby.com
57
State Senator District 10
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James Patrick Adamczyk
Leo Cruz - D
David Simmons - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s10
65
State Senator District 11
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Alan Hays - R
Websitewww.electalanhays.com
71
State Senator District 12
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Fritz Jackson Seide - R
Websitewww.seidefor2012.org
Geraldine F. Thompson - D
Websitewww.geraldinethompsonforcongress.com
68
State Senator District 13
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Andy Gardiner - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s13
48
Christopher Charles Pennington - D
Websiteelectchristopher.com
36
State Senator District 14
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William McBride - R
Darren Soto - D
Websitedarrensoto.com
39
State Senator District 15
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Stego Blue - D
Websitewww.electstegoblue.com
Kelli Stargel - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s15
51
State Senator District 16
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Thad Altman - R
Websitewww.thadaltman.com
62
Dominic A. Fallo, II - D
State Senator District 17
John Legg - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s17
42
State Senator District 18
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Wilton Simpson - R
Websitewww.wiltonsimpson.com
51
Joshua F. Smith - D
State Senator District 19
Arthenia L. Joyner - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s19
74
State Senator District 20
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Jack Latvala - R
Websitejacklatvala.com
65
Ashley M. Rhodes-Courter - D
Websiteashleyrhodescourter.com
State Senator District 21
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Denise Grimsley - R
Websitewww.denisegrimsley.com
Stacy Anderson McCland - D
Websitewww.stacymccland.com
State Senator District 22
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Raymond Alan Baker
Jeff Brandes - R
Websiteelectjeffbrandes.com
41
State Senator District 23
Garrett Richter - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s23
67
State Senator District 24
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Elizabeth Belcher - D
Websitewww.votebelcher.com
Tom Lee - R
Websitevotetomlee.com
55
Randolph Link
State Senator District 25
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Joseph Abruzzo - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s25
Melanie Peterson - R
State Senator District 26
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Bill Galvano - R
Websitebillgalvano.com
51
Paula House - D
Websitewww.houseforsenate.com
State Senator District 27
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Jeff Clemens - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s27
47
Travis Genard Harris
State Senator District 28
Nancy C. Detert - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s28
73
State Senator District 29
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Jeremy Ring - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s29
47
Soren Swensen - R
Websitesoren4statesenate.blogspot.com
State Senator District 30
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Lizbeth Benacquisto - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s30
49
Debbie Jordan - D
Websitewww.debbiejordan2012.com
State Senator District 31
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Christopher L. "Chris" Smith - D
Websitewww.senatorchrissmith.com
47
Christopher Chris Smithmyer - R
State Senator District 32
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Ray D'Amiano - D
Joe Negron - R
Websitewww.joenegron.com
56
State Senator District 33
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Rita Gambardella
Juan Selaya - R
Websitewww.selayafloridasenate33.us
Eleanor Sobel - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/Senators/s33
71
State Senator District 34
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Ellyn Bogdanoff - R
Maria Lorts Sachs - D
Websitemariasachs.com
68
State Senator District 35
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John Daniel Couriel - R
Websitewww.johncouriel.com
Gwen Margolis - D
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s35
83
State Senator District 36
Oscar Braynon, II - D
Websiteflsenate.gov/senators/s36
40
State Senator District 37
Anitere Flores - R
Websitewww.flsenate.gov/senators/s37
41
State Senator District 38
Rene Garcia - R
Websitevoterenegarcia.com
43
State Senator District 39
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Dwight M. Bullard - D
Websitewww.bullard4florida.com
Scott Hopes - R
Websitewww.scotthopes.us/site
57
State Senator District 40
Miguel Diaz De La Portilla
Florida House
State Representative District 1
Clay Ingram - R
Websitewww.electclayingram.com
39
State Representative District 2
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Christine M. Bruha
C. V. "Clay" Ford - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4409
4
State Representative District 3
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Doug Broxson - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4491
68
Margaret M. "Peggi" Smith
State Representative District 4
State Representative District 5
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Marti Coley - R
Websitewww.marticoley.com
56
Eddy G. Holman
Travis W. Pitts - D
State Representative District 6
Jimmy T. Patronis, Jr. - R
State Representative District 7
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Halsey Beshears - R
Websitehalseybeshears.com
45
Robert Hill - D
Websitewww.roberthill4house.com
State Representative District 8
Alan Williams - D
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4437
42
State Representative District 9
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Bradley Maxwell - R
Websitemaxwellforhouse.com
Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda - D
Websitewww.votemichelle.com
State Representative District 10
Elizabeth Whiddon Porter - R
Websitewww.electlizporter.com
52
State Representative District 11
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Janet H. Adkins - R
Websitewww.janetadkins.com
52
David H. Smith - D
Websitedavidsmithforcongress.com
Daniel F. "Washie" Walsh
Websitewalshie4staterep.blogspot.com
60
State Representative District 12
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Karen Morian - G
Websitekarenmorian4fl.com
Lake Ray - R
Websitewww.votelakeray.com
61
State Representative District 13
Reginald N. Fullwood - D
Websitewww.reggiefullwood.com
42
State Representative District 14
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Mia Jones - D
Websiteflhouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4440&SessionId=64
49
Jonathan Loesche - L
State Representative District 15
Daniel Davis - R
Websitewww.votefordanieldavis.com
44
State Representative District 16
Charles W. McBurney - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4418
60
State Representative District 17
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Ronald "Doc" Renuart - R
Websitewww.votedocrenuart.com
53
Rebecca "Sue" Sharp
WebsiteSharpFloridaHouse.com
60
State Representative District 18
William Travis Cummings - R
Websitewww.traviscummings.com
45
State Representative District 19
Charles Van Zant - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4444
73
State Representative District 20
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Robert W. Brinkman
Clovis Watson, Jr. - D
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4541
59
State Representative District 21
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Andrew Morey - D
Websitewww.morey2012.org
Keith Perry - R
Websitevotekeithperry.com
58
State Representative District 22
Charlie Stone
Websitecharliestone.com
69
State Representative District 23
Dennis K. Baxley - R
Websitedennisbaxley.com
65
State Representative District 24
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Michael Cornish
Websitewww.electmikecornish.org
54
Milissa Holland - D
Websitewww.holland4florida.com
Travis Hutson - R
Websiteelecthutson.com
33
State Representative District 25
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Dave Hood - R
Websitewww.hoodforhouse.com
63
Christina Spencer-Kephart
Websitewww.kephart4rep.com
State Representative District 26
Dwayne L. Taylor - D
Websitewww.dwaynetaylorforcongress.com
49
State Representative District 27
David Santiago - R
Websitesantiagoforcongress.com
State Representative District 28
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Jason Brodeur - R
Websitewww.jasonbrodeur.com
42
Franklin Perez - L
Websitewww.fperez1776.com
54
State Representative District 29
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Mike Clelland - D
Websitewww.clellandforflorida.com
53
Chris Dorworth - R
Websitewww.chrisdorworth.com
State Representative District 30
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Karen Castor Dentel - D
Websitevotekaren2012.com
Scott Plakon - R
Websitewww.scottplakon.com
58
State Representative District 31
Bryan Nelson - R
Websitewww.votebnelson.com
59
State Representative District 32
Larry Metz - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4498
62
State Representative District 33
H. Marlene O'Toole - R
Websitewww.marleneforsenate.com
72
State Representative District 34
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Nancy Argenziano - IDP
Websitewww.nancyargenziano.com
Jimmie T. Smith - R
Websitewww.electjimmietsmith.com
52
State Representative District 35
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Rose Rocco - D
Websitewww.roserocco.com
Robert C. Schenck - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4386&SessionId=54
42
State Representative District 36
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Mike Fasano - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4058
59
Joseph Antimo Verola
State Representative District 37
Richard Corcoran - R
Websiterichardcorcoran.com
52
State Representative District 38
Will Weatherford - R
Websitewillweatherford.com
37
State Representative District 39
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Carol Castagnero - D
Websitewww.grandmacarol.us
Neil Combee - R
Websitewww.neilcombee.us
58
State Representative District 40
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Lillian Lima
WebsiteLillianLima.Com
55
Seth McKeel - R
Websitewww.sethmckeel.com
42
State Representative District 41
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Karen Cooper Welzel - D
John Wood - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4453&SessionId=73
64
State Representative District 42
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Eileen Game - D
Websiteelectgame2012.com
Mike Horner - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4455&SessionId=64
Mike LaRosa - R
Websitemikelarosa.com
35
State Representative District 43
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Art Otero - R
Websiteartoteroforhouse.com
Ricardo Rangel - D
Websitericardorangel.us
40
State Representative District 44
Steve Precourt - R
Websitewww.steveprecourt.com
57
State Representative District 45
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Randolph Bracy - D
Websitewww.bracyforflsenate.com
40
James "Heinie" Heinzelman
Ronney Roger Oliveira - R
Websitewww.ronneyoliveira.com
State Representative District 46
Bruce Hadley Antone - D
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4269
56
State Representative District 47
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Bob Brooks - R
Websitebobbrookscampaign.com
63
Linda Stewart - D
Websitewww.lindastewartforhouse.com
68
State Representative District 48
Victor M. Torres, Jr. - D
Websitewww.victorres.com
State Representative District 49
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Marco Pena - R
Websitewww.marcopena.org
Joseph Saunders - D
Websitewww.votejoesaunders.com
34
State Representative District 50
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Sean Ashby - D
Websitewww.ashbyforflorida.com
Tom Goodson - R
Websiteelecttomgoodson.com
66
State Representative District 51
Steve Crisafulli - R
Websitewww.stevecrisafulli.com
46
State Representative District 52
Ritch Workman - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4446
44
State Representative District 53
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John Paul Alvarez - D
Websitewww.johnalvarez2012.com
John Joseph Tobia - R
Websitewww.johntobia.com
39
State Representative District 54
Debbie J. Mayfield - R
Websitemayfieldminute.com
60
State Representative District 55
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Crystal Drake - D
Cary Pigman - R
Websitecarypigman.com
58
State Representative District 56
Ben Albritton - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4508&SessionId=66
49
State Representative District 57
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Bruce Barnett - D
Websitebrucebarnett.org
Jake Raburn - R
Websitejakeraburn.com
32
State Representative District 58
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Dan Raulerson - R
Websitewww.votedanraulerson.com
60
Jose Vazquez
State Representative District 59
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Gail Gottlieb - D
Websitewww.gailgottlieb.com
Ross Spano - R
Websitewww.rossspano.com
51
State Representative District 60
State Representative District 61
Betty Reed - D
Websitewww.votebettyreed.com
State Representative District 62
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Janet Cruz - D
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4477
61
Wesley G. Warren - R
State Representative District 63
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Mark Alan Danish - D
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4569
63
Shawn Edward Harrison - R
Websitewww.shawnharrison.com
52
State Representative District 64
James William Grant - R
Websitejamesgrantfl.com
35
State Representative District 65
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Peter F. Nehr - R
Carl Frederic "Z" Zimmermann - D
Websitecarlzimmermann.com
66
State Representative District 66
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Larry Ahern - R
Websitelarryahern.com
62
Mary Louise Ambrose - D
State Representative District 67
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Ben Farrell - D
Websiteelectbenfarrell.com
Ed Hooper - R
Websitewww.edhooper2012.com
70
State Representative District 68
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Dwight Richard Dudley - D
Websiteelectdwightdudley.com
63
Frank Farkas - R
Websitefranklyfarkas.com
Matthew D. Weidner
State Representative District 69
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Kathleen Peters - R
Websitekathleenpeters.com
56
Josh Shulman - D
Websitewww.joshforflorida.com
State Representative District 70
Darryl Ervin Rouson - D
Websitewww.darrylrouson.com
63
State Representative District 71
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Jim Boyd - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4511
61
Adam Tebrugge - D
Websitewww.atfh71.info
55
State Representative District 72
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Liz Alpert - D
Websitewww.votelizalpert.com
Ray Pilon - R
Websitewww.electraypilon.com
72
State Representative District 73
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Bob "Doc" McCann
Websitewww.meetbobmccann.com
60
Greg Steube - R
Websitewww.electgregsteube.com
39
State Representative District 74
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Doug Holder - R
Websitewww.dougholder.com
50
Andrew Frank Saltman - D
State Representative District 75
Kenneth L. "Ken" Roberson - R
Websitewww.kenroberson.com
73
State Representative District 76
Ray Rodrigues - R
Websitewww.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4572
47
State Representative District 77
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Arvella M. Clare - D
Websitewww.votearvellaclare.com
Dane Eagle - R
Websitewww.daneeagle.com
34
State Representative District 78
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Kerry Babb - I
Heather D. Fitzenhagen - R
Websiteheatherfitzenhagen.com
57
State Representative District 79
Matt Caldwell - R
Websitewww.votecaldwell.org/Home.aspx
36
State Representative District 80
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Pam Brown
Matt Hudson - R
Websitewww.voteformatthudson.com
51
State Representative District 81
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James Ryan O'Hara - R
Websitejamesryanohara.com
Kevin J.G. Rader - D
Websitewww.kevinrader.com
49
State Representative District 82
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Beverly Joy Hires
Websitehiresforcongress.com
MaryLynn Magar - R
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State Representative District 83
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Dana Kaye Conaway
Gayle B. Harrell - R
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State Representative District 84
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Larry Lee, Jr. - D
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Michelle Miller - R
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State Representative District 85
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David Lutrin - D
Pat Rooney - R
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State Representative District 86
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Tami Donnally - R
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Mark S. Pafford - D
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State Representative District 87
Dave Kerner - D
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State Representative District 88
Bobby Powell, Jr. - D
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State Representative District 89
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Tom Gustafson - D
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Bill Hager - R
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State Representative District 90
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Lori Berman - D
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Sean Michael Kasper - R
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State Representative District 91
Irving L. "Irv" Slosberg - D
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State Representative District 92
Gwyndolen "Gwyn" Clarke-Reed - D
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State Representative District 93
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Gerri Ann Capotosto - D
George Reynold Moraitis, Jr. - R
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State Representative District 94
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Scott Herman - R
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Perry E. Thurston, Jr. - D
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State Representative District 95
Hazelle P. Rogers - D
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State Representative District 96
James W. "Jim" Waldman - D
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State Representative District 97
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James Gleason - R
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Jared Evan Moskowitz - D
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State Representative District 98
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Katie A. Edwards - D
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Cara Christine Pavalock - R
State Representative District 99
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Elizabeth Anne "Libby" Eddy - R
Elaine J. Schwartz - D
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State Representative District 100
Joseph Joe Gibbons - D
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State Representative District 101
Shevrin D. Jones - D
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State Representative District 102
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Sharon Pritchett - D
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Alejandro Manuel Walters
State Representative District 103
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Manny Diaz, Jr. - R
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Jose Vazquez
State Representative District 104
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Douglas Andrew Gordon "Doug" Harrison - R
Richard "Rick" Stark - D
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State Representative District 105
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Raul Rene Robayna
Carlos Trujillo - R
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State Representative District 106
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Kathleen C. Passidomo - R
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Peter Richter - L
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State Representative District 107
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Janice Denise Rhymes
Barbara A. Watson - D
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Vickie Renee Williams
State Representative District 108
Daphne Campbell - D
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State Representative District 109
Cynthia A. Stafford - D
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State Representative District 110
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Angel E. Morera
Jose R. Oliva - R
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State Representative District 111
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Eddy Gonzalez - R
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Grettel Limia
Lizette B. Rodriguez
State Representative District 112
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Alex Diaz De La Portilla - R
Jose Javier Rodriguez - D
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State Representative District 113
David Richardson - D
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State Representative District 114
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Erik Fresen - R
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Ross Hancock - D
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State Representative District 115
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Michael Bileca - R
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Jeffrey "Doc" Solomon - D
State Representative District 116
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Javier Daire
Jose Felix Diaz - R
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Maria Elisa Mena
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Kionne L. McGhee - D
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Xzavia S. Vaz
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Frank Artiles - R
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Ramon Julio Garganta
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Jeanette M. Nunez - R
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Beatrice Oria
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Ian Whitney - D
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Health Care Services
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Specifies that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers' compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with specificity the public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges.
Veterans Disabled Due To Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount
Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013
State Government Revenue Limitation
This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will first apply to the 2014-2015 state fiscal year.
Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction For Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay Of Scheduled Repeal
(1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead property's just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters.
State Courts
Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislature's prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take office. If the Senate votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed confirmed and will take office. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are confidential until formal charges are filed by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make available, all information in the commission's possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution.
Prohibition On Public Funding Of Abortions; Construction Of Abortion Rights
This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution.
Religious Freedom
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.
Homestead Property Tax Exemption For Surviving Spouse Of Military Veteran Or First Responder
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service- connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouse's homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013.
Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1) Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owner's tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment.
Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency On Property; Equal To Assessed Value
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as defined by general law.
Appointment Of Student Body President To Board Of Governors Of The State University System
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents.
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