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U.S. Senate delegation from Florida

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Florida.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Florida are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bill Nelson
Bill Nelson.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Florida 2000January 3, 2019November 2018LinkConnie Mack III (R)
Marco Rubio
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Florida 2011January 3, 2017November 2016LinkGeorge S. LeMieux (R)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Florida General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Nelson Incumbent 55.2% 4,523,451
     Republican Connie Mack 42.2% 3,458,267
     Independent Bill Gaylor 1.5% 126,079
     Independent Chris Borgia 1% 82,089
     N/A Write-ins 0% 60
Total Votes 8,189,946
Source: Florida Election Watch "U.S. Senator"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Bill Nelson won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Katherine Harris (R), Belinda Noah (I), Brian Moore (I), Floyd Ray Frazier (I), Roy Tanner, Lawrence Scott (I) and Bernard Senter (I) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Florida, General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Nelson incumbent 60.4% 2,890,548
     Republican Katherine Harris 38.2% 1,826,127
     Independent Belinda Noah 0.3% 16,628
     Independent Brian Moore 0.4% 19,695
     Independent Floyd Ray Frazier 0.3% 16,628
     Independent Roy Tanner 0.3% 15,562
     Independent Lawrence Scott 0% 78
     Independent Bernard Senter 0% 16
Total Votes 4,785,282

2000
On November 7, 2000, Bill Nelson won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bill McCollum (R), Willie Logan (I), Darrell L. McCormick (I), Andy Martin (I), Joe Simonetta (Natural Law), Joel Deckard (Reform) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Florida, General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Nelson 51% 2,989,487
     Republican Bill McCollum 46.2% 2,705,348
     Independent Willie Logan 1.4% 80,830
     Independent Darrell L. McCormick 0.4% 21,664
     Independent Andy Martin 0.3% 15,889
     Natural Law Joe Simonetta 0.4% 26,087
     Reform Joel Deckard 0.3% 17,338
     Independent Write-in 0% 88
Total Votes 5,856,731

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Rubio won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Kendrick B. Meek (D), Alexander Andrew Snitker (L), Bernie DeCastro (I), Charlie Crist (I), Sue Askeland (I), Rick Tyler (I), Lewis Jerome Armstrong (I), Bobbie Bean (I), Bruce Ray Riggs (I), Piotr Blass (I), Richard Lock (I), Belinda Gail Quarterman-Noah (I), Geroge Drake (I), Robert Monroe (I), Howard Knepper (I) and Carol Ann Joyce LaRose (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Florida General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarco Rubio 48.9% 2,645,743
     Democratic Kendrick B. Meek 20.2% 1,092,936
     Libertarian Alexander Andrew Snitker 0.5% 24,850
     Constitution Party of Florida Bernie DeCastra 0.1% 4,792
     Independent Charlie Crist 29.7% 1,607,549
     Independent Sue Askeland 0.3% 15,340
     Independent Rick Tyler 0.1% 7,397
     Independent Lewis Jerome Armstrong 0.1% 4,443
     Independent Bobbie Bean 0.1% 4,301
     Independent Bruce Ray Riggs 0.1% 3,647
     Independent Piotr Blass 0% 47
     Independent Richard Lock 0% 18
     Independent Belinda Gail Quarterman-Noah 0% 18
     Independent George Drake 0% 13
     Independent Robert Monroe 0% 6
     Independent Howard Knepper 0% 4
     Independent Carol Ann Joyce LaRosa 0% 2
Total Votes 5,411,106

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mel Martinez won election to the United States Senate. he defeated Betty Castor (D), Dennis F. Bradley (Veterans Party of America), Mark Stufft (Write-in), Nancy Travis (Write-in), Rachele Fruit (Write-in) and Peter Blass (Write-in) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Florida General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMel Martinez 49.4% 3,672,864
     Democratic Betty Castor 48.3% 3,590,201
     Veterans Party of America Dennis F. Bradley 2.2% 166,642
     Write-in Mark Stufft 0% 119
     Write-in Nancy Travis 0% 27
     Write-in Rachele Fruit 0% 25
     Write-in Peter Blass 0% 16
Total Votes 7,429,894

1998
On November 3, 1998, Bob Graham won re-election to the United States Senate. he defeated Charlie Crist (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Florida General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Graham incumbent 62.5% 2,436,407
     Republican Charlie Crist 37.5% 1,463,755
Total Votes 3,900,162

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Florida
Party Total
     Democratic 24
     Republican 10
     Whig 1
Total Senators 35
Class 1 Senators from Florida
Senator Years Served Party
David Levy Yulee Democratic 1845-1851
Stephen R. Mallory Democratic 1851-1861
Adonijah S. Welch Republican 1868-1869
Abijah Gilbert Republican 1869-1875
Charles W. Jones Democratic 1875-1887
Samuel Pasco Democratic 1887-1899
James P. Taliaferro Democratic 1899-1911
Nathan P. Bryan Democratic 1911-1917
Park Trammell Democratic 1917-1936
Scott M. Loftin Democratic 1936-1936
Charles O. Andrews Democratic 1936-1946
Spessard L. Holland Democratic 1946-1971
Lawton M. Chiles, Jr. Democratic 1971-1989
Connie Mack III Republican 1989-2001
Bill Nelson Democratic 2001-Present
Class 3 Senators from Florida
Senator Years Served Party
James D. Westcott, Jr. Democratic 1845-1849
Jackson Morton Whig 1849-1855
David L. Yulee Democratic 1855-1861
Thomas W. Osborn Republican 1868-1873
Simon B. Conover Republican 1873-1879
Wilkinson Call Democratic 1879-1897
Stephen R. Mallory, Jr. Democratic 1897-1907
William J. Bryan Democratic 1907-1908
William H. Milton Democratic 1908-1909
Duncan U. Fletcher Democratic 1909-1936
William L. Hill Democratic 1936-1936
Claude D. Pepper Democratic 1936-1951
George A. Smathers Democratic 1951-1969
Edward J. Gurney Republican 1969-1974
Richard B. Stone Democratic 1975-1980
Paula Hawkins Republican 1981-1987
Daniel Robert Bob Graham Democratic 1987-2005
Mel Martinez Republican 2005-2009
George S. LeMieux Republican 2009-2011
Marco Rubio Republican 2011-Present

See also

References