Florida state legislative districts

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There are a total of 160 seats in the Florida State Legislature. Typically only 140 seats, 20 in the Florida State Senate and all 120 in the Florida House of Representatives, are up for election every two years. Although Florida senators typically serve four-year terms, they are elected to a two-year term during the first election of the decade, meaning all 40 seats are up for election at the same time once per decade.

Chambers

Senate

The Florida State Senate is the upper house of the Florida Legislature, which is the state legislature of Florida. The Senate includes 40 state senators who are elected from single-member districts to four-year terms with term limits. However, in the election following reapportionment, some senators are elected to two-year terms, in order to maintain staggered terms among the senators.[1] Each member represents an average of 470,033 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 399,559 residents.[3]

House

The Florida House of Representatives is the lower house of the Florida Legislature. The state House of Representatives includes 120 representatives elected from individual legislative districts for a two-year term, limited to no more than four consecutive terms..[1] Each member represents an average of 156,678 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[4] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 133,186 residents.[5]

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Qualifications

To run for the Florida State Senate, candidates must be 21 years old, have lived in Florida for two years and live in the district they intend to serve.[6]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, 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]

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 senators are subject to term limits of no more than two 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.[1]

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.[10]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Florida State Senate.

Florida State Senate District 1
Florida State Senate District 2
Florida State Senate District 3
Florida State Senate District 4
Florida State Senate District 5
Florida State Senate District 6
Florida State Senate District 7
Florida State Senate District 8
Florida State Senate District 9
Florida State Senate District 10
Florida State Senate District 11
Florida State Senate District 12
Florida State Senate District 13
Florida State Senate District 14
Florida State Senate District 15
Florida State Senate District 16
Florida State Senate District 17
Florida State Senate District 18
Florida State Senate District 19
Florida State Senate District 20
Florida State Senate District 21
Florida State Senate District 22
Florida State Senate District 23
Florida State Senate District 24
Florida State Senate District 25
Florida State Senate District 26
Florida State Senate District 27
Florida State Senate District 28
Florida State Senate District 29
Florida State Senate District 30
Florida State Senate District 31
Florida State Senate District 32
Florida State Senate District 33
Florida State Senate District 34
Florida State Senate District 35
Florida State Senate District 36
Florida State Senate District 37
Florida State Senate District 38
Florida State Senate District 39
Florida State Senate District 40

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.[11]

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.[12] The Governor is responsible for calling the election and must consult with the Secretary of State to set the election dates and nominating deadlines.[13] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[14]

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.[1]

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.[15]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Florida House of Representatives.

Florida House of Representatives District 1
Florida House of Representatives District 2
Florida House of Representatives District 3
Florida House of Representatives District 4
Florida House of Representatives District 5
Florida House of Representatives District 6
Florida House of Representatives District 7
Florida House of Representatives District 8
Florida House of Representatives District 9
Florida House of Representatives District 10
Florida House of Representatives District 11
Florida House of Representatives District 12
Florida House of Representatives District 13
Florida House of Representatives District 14
Florida House of Representatives District 15
Florida House of Representatives District 16
Florida House of Representatives District 17
Florida House of Representatives District 18
Florida House of Representatives District 19
Florida House of Representatives District 20
Florida House of Representatives District 21
Florida House of Representatives District 22
Florida House of Representatives District 23
Florida House of Representatives District 24
Florida House of Representatives District 25
Florida House of Representatives District 26
Florida House of Representatives District 27
Florida House of Representatives District 28
Florida House of Representatives District 29
Florida House of Representatives District 30
Florida House of Representatives District 31
Florida House of Representatives District 32
Florida House of Representatives District 33
Florida House of Representatives District 34
Florida House of Representatives District 35
Florida House of Representatives District 36
Florida House of Representatives District 37
Florida House of Representatives District 38
Florida House of Representatives District 39
Florida House of Representatives District 40
Florida House of Representatives District 41
Florida House of Representatives District 42
Florida House of Representatives District 43
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Florida House of Representatives District 45
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Florida House of Representatives District 119
Florida House of Representatives District 120


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