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Florida Election Ballot 2016: Candidates for Each Office

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A voting sign points early voters to the polling station at the Hillsbourgh County Supervisor of Elections office on October 24, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Getty)

Florida voters go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in races for the state’s U.S. Senate seats, its U.S. House seats, and its state House and Senate seats.

Six parties have lines on the ballot in Florida: the Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party the Republican Party, the Reform Party, the Independent Party, the Green Party, and the Constitution Party. There’s also a ballot line for write-in candidates. You can find a sample ballot for your town by providing your address at this Ballotpedia page.

Here’s a list of your candidate options for each race:

President and Vice President

U.S. Senate

  • Incumbent Marco Rubio of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Patrick Murphy of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Paul Stanton of the Libertarian Party

U.S. House

Congressional districts in Florida have recently changed. Click here for an interactive map of all 27 congressional districts.

First District

  • Steven Specht of the Democratic Party
  • Matt Gaetz of the Republican Party

Second District

  • Walter Dartland of the Democratic Party
  • Neal Dunn of the Republican Party
  • Rob Lapham of the Libertarian Party
  • Antoine Edwards Roberts of the Independent Party (write-in)

Third District

  • Incumbent Ted Yoho of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Kenneth McGurn of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Tom Wells of the Independent Party

Fourth District

  • David Bruderly of the Democratic Party
  • John Rutherford of the Republican Party
  • Gary Koniz of the Independent Party
  • Daniel Murphy of the Independent Party (write-in)

Fifth District

  • Al Lawson of the Democratic Party
  • Glo Smith of the Republican Party

Sixth District

  • Incumbent Ron DeSantis of the Republican Party
  • Challenger William McCullough of the Democratic Party

Seventh District

  • Incumbent John Mica of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Stephanie Murphy of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Mike Plaskon of the Independent Party (write-in)

Eighth District

  • Incumbent Bill Posey of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Corry Westbrook of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Bill Stinson of the Independent Party

Ninth District

  • Darren Soto of the Democratic Party
  • Wayne Liebnitzky of the Republican Party

Tenth District

  • Val Demings of the Democratic Party
  • Thuy Lowe of the Republican Party

Eleventh District

  • Dave Koller of the Democratic Party
  • Daniel Webster of the Republican Party
  • Bruce Ray Riggs of the Independent Party

Twelfth District

  • Incumbent Gus Bilirakis of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Robert Matthew Tager of the Democratic Party

Thirteenth District

  • Incumbent David Jolly of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Charlie Crist of the Democratic Party

Fourteenth District

  • Incumbent Kathy Castor of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Christine Quinn of the Republican Party

Fifteenth District

  • Incumbent Dennis Ross of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Jim Lange of the Democratic Party

Sixteenth District

  • Incumbent Vern Buchanan of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Jan Schneider of the Democratic Party

Seventeenth District

  • Incumbent Thomas Rooney of the Republican Party
  • Challenger April Freeman of the Democratic Party
  • John Sawyer III of the Independent Party

Eighteenth District

  • Randy Perkins of the Democratic Party
  • Brian Mast of the Republican Party
  • Carla Spalding of the Independent Party
  • Marilyn Holloman of the Independent Party (write-in)

Nineteenth District

  • Robert Neeld of the Democratic Party
  • Francis Rooney of the Republican Party
  • David Byron of the Independent Party (write-in)
  • Timothy John Rossano of the Independent Party (write-in)

Twentieth District

  • Incumbent Alcee Hastings of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Gary Stein of the Republican Party

Twenty-First District

  • Incumbent Lois Frankel of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Paul Spain of the Republican Party
  • Michael Trout of the Independent Party

Twenty-Second District

  • Incumbent Ted Deutch of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Andrea Leigh McGee of the Republican Party

Twenty-Third District

  • Incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Joe Kaufman of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Donald Endriss of the Independent Party
  • Challenger Lyle Milstein of the Independent Party

Twenty-Fourth District

Twenty-Fifth District

  • Incumbent Mario Diaz-Balart of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Alina Valdes of the Democratic Party

Twenty-Sixth District

  • Incumbent Carlos Curbelo of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Joe Garcia of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Jose Peixoto of the Independent Party

Twenty-Seventh District

  • Incumbent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Scott Fuhrman of the Democratic Party

State Legislative Races

Republicans have a government trifecta in the state of Florida, with majorities in both the state House of Representatives and Senate, along with holding the governorship. In the state Senate Republicans hold 26 of the 40 seats, with all 40 seats up for election. All seats in the state House of Representatives are also up for election, with Republicans currently holding 81 of 120. Rick Scott has served as Governor of Florida since 2011 and the next gubernatorial election will take place in 2018.

Ballotpedia has a full list of elections in the House and the Senate. The site also has a comprehensive breakdown of races to watch in both houses.

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