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Governor
Governor Rick Scott
Republican
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Lieutenant Governor
-designee Carlos Lopez-Cantera
Republicain
Secretary of State
Secretary of State - Appointed
Hon. Ken Detzner
Republicain
Attorney General
Attorney General
Pam Bondi,
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State Legislature


FL U.S. Senate
Senator RUBIO, MarcoParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1971
Senator RUBIO, Marco

A Senator from Florida; born in Miami, Fla., May 28, 1971; graduated Universityof Florida, B.S., 1993; graduated University of Miami, J.D., 1996; lawyer;West Miami City Commission 1998-2000; member of the Florida house of representatives2000-2008; majority leader 2003-2006; speaker 2006-2008; electedas a Republican to the United States Senate for the term ending January 3,2017.

Senator NELSON, Clarence William (Bill)Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1942
Senator NELSON, Clarence William (Bill)

A Senator and a Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Dade County,Fla., September 29, 1942; attended the Brevard County public schools; graduatedfrom Melbourne High School 1960; B.A., Yale University 1965; J.D., Universityof Virginia School of Law 1968; admitted to the Florida bar in 1968 andcommenced practice in Melbourne in 1970; served in United States Army Reserve1965-1971; United States Army, active duty, 1968-1970, achieving rank ofcaptain; legislative assistant to Governor Reubin Askew 1971; elected to FloridaState house of representatives in 1972 and reelected in 1974 and 1976; electedas a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January3, 1979-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for reelection in 1990 tothe House of Representatives, but was a candidate for nomination for governorof Florida; crewmember on the twenty-fourth flight of the Space ShuttleColumbia, January 12-18, 1986; Florida treasurer and insurance commissioner1995-2000; elected to the United States Senate in 2000 for the termcommencing January 3, 2001; reelected in 2006 and again in 2012 for the termending January 3, 2019; chair, Special Committee on Aging (One Hundred ThirteenthCongress).


FL U.S. House
Representative GARCIA, JoeParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1963
Representative GARCIA, Joe

A Representative from Florida; born in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County,Fla., October 19, 1963; graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami,Fla., 1982; attended, Miami Dade Community College; B.A., University of Miami,Miami, Fla., 1987; J.D., University of Miami, Miami, Fla., 1991; attorney;nonprofit director; chairman of the Florida public service commission,1991-2000; director of the Office of Minority Impact, United States Departmentof Energy, 2009-2010; unsuccessful candidate for election to the UnitedStates House of Representatives in 2008 and 2010; elected as a Democrat tothe One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (January 3, 2013-present).

Website: http://garcia.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-2778 -- Congressional District : 26

Representative MURPHY, PatrickParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1983
Representative MURPHY, Patrick

A Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla.,March 30, 1983; B.A., University of Miami, Miami, Fla., 2006; constructionexecutive; accountant; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred ThirteenthCongress (January 3, 2013-present).

Website: http://patrickmurphy.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-3026 -- Congressional District : 18

Representative WEBSTER, Daniel A.Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1949
Representative WEBSTER, Daniel A.

A Representative from Florida; born in Charleston, Kanawha County, WestVirginia, on April 27, 1949; B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,Ga., 1971; business owner; member of the Florida state house, 1980-1998,speaker of the house, 1996-1998; member of the Florida state senate, 1998-2008,majority leader, 2006-2008; elected as a Republican to the One HundredTwelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: http://webster.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-2176 -- Congressional District : 10

Representative RADEL, TreyParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1976
Representative RADEL, Trey

A Representative from Florida; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio,April 20, 1976; B.A., Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., 1999; journalist; televisionanchor; radio talk show host; elected as a Republican to the One HundredThirteenth Congress until his resignation on January 27, 2014 (January 3,2013-January 27, 2014).

Website: http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/vacancies.aspx
Phone: 202-225-2536 -- Congressional District : 19

Representative CRENSHAW, AnderParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1944
Representative CRENSHAW, Ander

A Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.,September 1, 1944; graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, Jacksonville,Fla., 1962; B.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1966; J.D., Universityof Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1969; member of the Florida state houseof representatives, 1972-1978; member of the Florida senate, 1986-1994; electedas a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2001-present).

Website: http://crenshaw.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-2501 -- Congressional District : 4

Representative WILSON, FredericaParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1942
Representative WILSON, Frederica

A Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida,on November 5, 1942; B.A., Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.; M.A., Universityof Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.; elementary school principal; member of theMiami-Dade County school board; member of the Florida state house of representatives,1998-2002; member of the Florida state senate, 2002-2010; electedas a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January3, 2011-present).

Website: http://wilson.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-4506 -- Congressional District : 24

Representative POSEY, BillParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1947
Representative POSEY, Bill

A Representative from Florida; born in Washington, D.C., December 18,1947; graduated from Cocoa High School, Cocoa, Fla., 1966; A.A., Brevard JuniorCollege (now Brevard Community College), Cocoa, Fla., 1969; realtor; member,Rockledge, Fla., city council, 1976-1986; member, Florida state house ofrepresentatives, 1992-2000; member, Florida state senate, 2000-2008; elected asa Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the two succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2009-present).

Website: http://posey.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-3671 -- Congressional District : 8

Representative WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, DebbieParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1966
Representative WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Debbie

A Representative from Florida; born in Forest Hills, Queens County, N.Y.,September 27, 1966; B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1988; M.A.,University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1990; staff, United States RepresentativePeter Deutsch, 1989-1992; member, Florida state house of representatives,1992-2000; member, Florida state senate, 2000-2004; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January3, 2005-present).

Representative SOUTHERLAND, SteveParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1965
Representative SOUTHERLAND, Steve

A Representative from Florida; born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee,on October 10, 1965; B.S., Troy State University, Ala., 1987; A.A., JeffersonState Community College, Ala, 1989; mortician; business owner; electedas a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress(January 3, 2011-present).

Website: http://southerland.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-5235 -- Congressional District : 2

Representative GRAYSON, AlanParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1958
Representative GRAYSON, Alan

A Representative from Florida; born in the Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.,March 13, 1958; graduated from Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, N.Y.; A.B.,Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1978; M.P.P., Harvard University, Cambridge,Mass., 1983; J.D, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1983; assistant,U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington, D.C.; lawyer, private practice;businessman; unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representativesin 2006; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress(January 3, 2009-January 3, 2011); unsuccessful candidate for reelectionto the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010; elected as a Democrat tothe One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (January 3, 2013-present).

Website: http://grayson.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-9889 -- Congressional District : 9

Representative NUGENT, RichardParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1951
Representative NUGENT, Richard

A Representative from Florida; born in Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois,on May 26, 1951; B.A., Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Fla., 1990; M.P.A.,Troy State University, Troy, Ala., 1995; Illinois National Guard, 1969-1975;deputy county sheriff, Henrando County, Fla.; elected Henrando County,Fla., sheriff, 2000-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfthand to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: http://nugent.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-1002 -- Congressional District : 11

Representative BUCHANAN, Vernon G.Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1951
Representative BUCHANAN, Vernon G.

A Representative from Florida; born on May 8, 1951; B.B.A., Cleary University,Ann Arbor, Mich., 1975; M.B.A., University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich.,1986; Michigan Air National Guard, 1970-1976; businessman; campaign staff;elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and to the three succeedingCongresses (January 3, 2007-present).

Website: http://buchanan.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-5015 -- Congressional District : 16

Representative DIAZ-BALART, MarioParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1961
Representative DIAZ-BALART, Mario

(brother of Lincoln Diaz-Balart), aRepresentative from Florida; born in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County,Fla., September 25, 1961; attended the University of South Florida, Tampa,Fla.; marketing executive; member of the Florida state house of representatives,1988-1992, 2000-2002; member of the Florida state senate, 1992-2000;elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the five succeedingCongresses (January 3, 2003-present).

Website: http://mariodiazbalart.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-4211 -- Congressional District : 25

Representative ROONEY, Thomas J.Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1970
Representative ROONEY, Thomas J.

A Representative from Florida; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County,Pa., November 21, 1970; attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 1989;B.A., Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., 1993; M.A., Universityof Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1996; J.D., University of Miami, CoralGables, Fla., 1999; United States Army JAG Corps, 2000-2004; lawyer, privatepractice; assistant Florida state attorney general; professor, United StatesMilitary Academy, West Point, N.Y.; staff, United States Senator Connie MackIII of Florida; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to thetwo succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).

Website: http://rooney.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-5792 -- Congressional District : 17

Representative DESANTIS, RonParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1978
Representative DESANTIS, Ron

A Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fl.,September 14, 1978; graduated from Dunedin High School, Dunedin, Fl., 1997;B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 2001; J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge,Mass., 2005; United States Navy, 2004-2010; judge advocate general, UnitedStates Navy, 2005-2010; United States Navy reserve, 2010-present; author;elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (January 3,2013-present).

Website: http://desantis.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-2706 -- Congressional District : 6

Representative CASTOR, KathyParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1966
Representative CASTOR, Kathy

A Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Dade County, Fla., August20, 1966; B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., 1988; J.D., Florida StateUniversity, Tallahassee, Fla., 1991; lawyer, private practice; HillsboroughCounty (Fla.) board of commissioners, 2002 to 2006; unsuccessful candidatefor the Florida state senate in 2000; elected as a Democrat to the OneHundred Tenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).

Website: http://castor.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-3376 -- Congressional District : 14

Representative FRANKEL, LoisParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1948
Representative FRANKEL, Lois

A Representative from Florida; born in New York, New York City, N.Y.,May 16, 1948; graduated from Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, N.Y.,1966; B.A., Boston University, Boston, Mass., 1970; J.D., Georgetown UniversityLaw Center, Washington, D.C., 1973; lawyer, private practice; member ofthe Florida state house of representatives, 1986-1992, 1994-2002; mayor of WestPalm Beach, Fl., 2003-2011; minority leader of the Florida state house of representatives,2000-2002; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United StatesHouse of Representatives in 1992; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredThirteenth Congress (January 3, 2013-present).

Website: http://frankel.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-9890 -- Congressional District : 22

Representative HASTINGS, Alcee LamarParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1936
Representative HASTINGS, Alcee Lamar

A Representative from Florida; born in Altamonte Springs, Seminole County,Fla., September 5, 1936; graduated Crooms Academy, Sanford, Fla, 1953; B.A.,Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1958; attended, Howard University Schoolof Law, Washington, D.C., 1958-1960; J.D., Florida Agricultural and MechanicalUniversity, Tallahassee, 1963; lawyer, private practice; judge of thecircuit court of Broward County, Fla., 1977-1979; appointed United States DistrictJudge for the Southern District of Florida, 1979-1989; elected as a Democratto the One Hundred Third and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3,1993-present).

Website: http://www.alceehastings.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-1313 -- Congressional District : 20

Representative DEUTCH, Theodore E. (Ted)Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1966
Representative DEUTCH, Theodore E. (Ted)

A Representative from Florida; born in Bethlehem, Northampton County,Pa., May 7, 1966; graduated from Liberty High School, Bethlehem, Pa., 1984;B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1988; J.D., University of MichiganLaw School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1990; lawyer, private practice; member ofthe Florida state senate, 2007-2010; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredEleventh Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by theresignation of United States Representative Robert Wexler and reelected to thetwo succeeding Congresses (April 13, 2010-present).

Website: http://teddeutch.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-3001 -- Congressional District : 21

Representative BROWN, CorrineParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1946
Representative BROWN, Corrine

A Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, St. John County,Fla., November 11, 1946; B.S., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University,Tallahassee, Fla., 1969; M.A., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University,Tallahassee, Fla., 1971; Ed.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.,1974; faculty, University of Florida, Edward Waters College, and Florida CommunityCollege, Jacksonville; member of the Florida state house of representatives,1983-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and tothe ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present).

Website: http://corrinebrown.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-0123 -- Congressional District : 5

Representative MICA, John L.Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1943
Representative MICA, John L.

(brother of Daniel Andrew Mica), aRepresentative from Florida; born in Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y.,January 27, 1943; graduated from Miami-Edison High School, Miami, Fla.; A.A.,Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fla., 1965; B.A., University of Florida,Gainesville, Fla., 1967; businessman; member of the Florida state houseof representatives, 1977-1981; staff, United States Senator Paula F. Hawkinsof Florida, 1981-1985; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third andto the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present); chair, Committeeon Transportation and Infrastructure (One Hundred Twelfth Congress).

Website: http://www.house.gov/mica/
Phone: 202-225-4035 -- Congressional District : 7

Representative ROS-LEHTINEN, IleanaParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1952
Representative ROS-LEHTINEN, Ileana

A Representative from Florida; born Ileana Ros in Havana, Cuba, July 15,1952; A.A., Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fla., 1972; B.A., Florida InternationalUniversity, Miami, Fla., 1975; M.S., Florida International University,Miami, Fla., 1987; Ed.D., University of Miami, Miami, Fla., 2004; founder,Eastern Academy; member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1982-1986;member of the Florida state senate, 1986-1989; elected as a Republicanto the One Hundred First Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancycaused by the death of United States Representative Claude D. Pepper, andreelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (August 29, 1989-present); chair,Committee on Foreign Affairs (One Hundred Twelfth Congress).

Website: http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-3931 -- Congressional District : 27

Representative BILIRAKIS, GusParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1963
Representative BILIRAKIS, Gus

(son of Michael Bilirakis), aRepresentative from Florida; born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla.,February 8, 1963; attended St. Petersburg Junior College, 1981-1983; B.A.,University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1986; J.D., Stetson University Collegeof Law, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1989; lawyer, private practice; professor;member of the Florida house of representatives, 1998-2006; elected asa Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January3, 2007-present).

Website: http://bilirakis.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-5755 -- Congressional District : 12

Representative YOUNG, Charles William (Bill)Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1930
Representative YOUNG, Charles William (Bill)

A Representative from Florida; born in Harmarville, Allegheny County,Pa., December 16, 1930; Army National Guard, 1948-1957; member of the Floridastate senate, 1960-1970, and minority leader, 1966-1970; member, FloridaConstitution Revision Commission, 1965-1967; delegate to Republican NationalConvention, 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-secondand to the twenty-one succeeding Congresses; served until his deathon October 18, 2013 (January 3, 1971-October 18, 2013); chair, Committee onAppropriations (One Hundred Sixth through One Hundred Eighth Congresses); diedon October 18, 2013, in Bethesda, Md.

Website: http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/vacancies_pr.aspx?pr
Phone: 202-225-5961 -- Congressional District : 13

Representative ROSS, DennisParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1959
Representative ROSS, Dennis

A Representative from Florida; born in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida,on October 18, 1959; graduated from Lakeland Senior High School, Lakeland,Fla., 1977; B.S., Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.; J.D., Samford University,Birmingham, Ala.; lawyer, private practice; member of the Florida statehouse of representatives, 2000-2008; elected as a Republican to the One HundredTwelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: http://dennisross.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-1252 -- Congressional District : 15

Representative YOHO, TedParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1955
Representative YOHO, Ted

A Representative from Florida; born in Minneapolis, Minneapolis County,Minn., April 13, 1955; graduated from Deerfield Beach High School, DeerfieldBeach, Fla., 1973; attended Florence State University (University of NorthAlabama), Florence, Ala.; A.A., Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale,Fl., 1977; B.S.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl., 1979; D.V.M.,University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl., 1983; large animal veterinarian;elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (January3, 2013-present).

Website: http://yoho.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-5744 -- Congressional District : 3

Representative MILLER, Jefferson B. (Jeff)Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1959
Representative MILLER, Jefferson B. (Jeff)

A Representative from Florida; born in Pinellas County, Fla., June 27,1959; B.A., University of Florida, 1984; real estate broker; sheriff’s deputy,Gilchrist County, Fla.; member of the Florida state house of representatives,1998-2001; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh Congress,by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of UnitedStates Representative Joseph Scarborough and reelected to the six succeedingCongresses (October 16, 2001-present); chair, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs(One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses).

Website: http://www.house.gov/jeffmiller/
Phone: 202-225-4136 -- Congressional District : 1

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