Florida House of Representatives District 3

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Florida House of Representatives District 3
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Current incumbentDoug Broxson Republican Party
Population158,797
Race87.5% White, 5.7% Black, 0.9% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% Some other race alone, 3.0% Two or More Races
Ethnicity84.8% Single-Race Non-Hispanic White, 6.4% Non-Hispanic Black, 0.3% Hispanic Black, 3.9% Hispanic, 4.6% Non-Hispanic Other
Voting age76% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Florida's third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Doug Broxson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 158,797 civilians reside within Florida's third state house district.[1] Florida state representatives represent an average of 156,678 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 133,186 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Florida House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] Members of the House may serve no more than four consecutive terms. Florida legislators assume office two weeks following their election.

Qualifications

To run for the Florida House of Representatives, candidates must be 21 years old, have lived in Florida for two years and live in the district they intend to serve.[5]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Florida legislature are paid $29,687 per year. Legislators are allowed $131 per day for per diem, tied to the federal rate. Travel vouchers are required.[6]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Florida legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Florida Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Florida representatives are subject to term limits of no more than four four-year terms.

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be called to fill the vacant seat.[7] The Governor is responsible for calling the election and must consult with the Secretary of State to set the election dates and nominating deadlines.[8] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[9]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Douglas V. Broxson defeated Jamie Smith in the Republican primary and will face John Daniel Melvin II (I) in the general election.[10][11]

Florida House of Representatives, District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Broxson Incumbent 69.9% 10,074
Jamie Smith 30.1% 4,340
Total Votes 14,414

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 8, 2012. Incumbent Doug Broxson (R) defeated Margaret Smith (I) in the general election and Jayer Williamson in the Republican primary.[12][13]

Florida House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Broxson Incumbent 99.8% 65,071
     Independent Margaret Smith 0.2% 100
Total Votes 65,171
Florida House of Representatives, District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Broxson Incumbent 58.2% 11,609
Jayer Williamson 41.8% 8,347
Total Votes 19,956

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Florida House of Representatives District 3 have raised a total of $306,431. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $102,144 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Florida House of Representatives District 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $306,431 3 $102,144
Total $306,431 3 $102,144

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