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Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia and Alabama, Florida is nicknamed "the Sunshine State." Although Florida's capital is Tallahassee, its largest city is Jacksonville and the largest metropolitan area is Miami. It is home to the longest coastline in the continental U.S.

The basic structure, duties, function and operations are defined and established by the Florida Constitution. Florida has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 27 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 120 members of the House of Representatives and 40 members of the State Senate.


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National politics in Florida


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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bill Nelson
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Florida 2000January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Marco Rubio
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Florida 2011January 3, 2017November 2016Link


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Alan Grayson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Alcee L. Hastings
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Democratic PartyDistrict 20 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ander Crenshaw
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Bill Posey
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Carlos Curbelo
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Republican PartyDistrict 26 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Corrine Brown
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Curt Clawson
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Republican PartyDistrict 19 2014January 3, 2015November 8, 2016Link
Daniel Webster
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
David Jolly
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Republican PartyDistrict 13 2014January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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Democratic PartyDistrict 23 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Dennis A. Ross
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Republican PartyDistrict 15 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Frederica S. Wilson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 24 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Gus M. Bilirakis
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Republican PartyDistrict 12 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Gwen Graham
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
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Republican PartyDistrict 27 1989January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jeff Miller
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John L. Mica
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Kathy Castor
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Lois Frankel
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Democratic PartyDistrict 22 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mario Diaz-Balart
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Republican PartyDistrict 25 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Patrick Murphy
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Democratic PartyDistrict 18 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Richard B. Nugent
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ron DeSantis
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Theodore E. Deutch
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Democratic PartyDistrict 21 2010January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ted Yoho
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Thomas J. Rooney
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Republican PartyDistrict 17 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Vern Buchanan
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Republican PartyDistrict 16 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


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The structure of the Florida judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Circuit Court and the Florida County Court.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Appeals from these district courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Florida
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The Sunshine State
Capital:   Tallahassee
Motto:   In God We Trust
Population:   18.9 million
Area of state:   65,755 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1845
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