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John Cortes

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John Cortes
Florida House of Representatives, District 43
In office
November 18, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
ProfessionSmall business owner, corrections officer
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John Cortes is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Cortes's professional experience includes working as a small business owner and corrections officer.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Cortes served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2015
State Affairs



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. John Cortes defeated incumbent Ricardo Rangel in the Democratic primary, while Carlos L. Irizarry, Sr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cortes defeated Irizarry in the general election.[2][3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 43 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cortes 51.7% 2,844
Ricardo Rangel Incumbent 48.3% 2,653
Total Votes 5,497


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cortes was running in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 43. Cortes initially filed but was removed from the ballot.[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Ricardo Rangel (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 43
Succeeded by