Even numbered districts in Florida will see familiar faces on the 2014 ballot

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November 30, 2012


By Eric Veram

Tallahassee, Florida: Due to a requirement in the Florida constitution aimed at maintaining staggered elections, 20 state senators who were elected in the 2012 general election will face re-election in 2014. These 20 senators will have to run again because they represent the even numbered districts in the state. Last March, district numbers were randomly assigned via a process similar to the lottery. Despite having to immediately run for re-election, any senator who was elected for the first time 2012 will be able to serve for ten years, provided he or she wins in 2014 and 1018.[1]

Below is a list of the 20 senators up for re-election in 2014. Of them, 16 are Republican and 4 are Democratic. Republicans: Greg Evers, Aaron Bean, John Thrasher, Dorothy Hukill, David Simmons, Thad Altman, Wilton Simpson, Jack Latvala, Jeff Brandes, Tom Lee, Bill Galvano, Nancy Detert, Lizbeth Benacquisto, Joe Negron, Rene Garcia, and Miguel Diaz de la Portilla.

Democrats: Geraldine Thompson, Darren Soto, Maria Sachs, and Oscar Braynon.

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