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<p align="justify">''Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia and Alabama, Florida’s state capital is Tallahassee, although the largest city if Jacksonville and the largest metropolitan area is Miami. Home to the longest coastline in the continental U.S., the state of Florida is consistently plagued by the threat of hurricanes. The basic structure, duties, function, and operations of the government of the state of Florida are defined and established by the Florida Constitution. Additionally, the state government consists of three separate branches: judicial, executive, and legislative. Currently, 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 Florida House of Representatives and 40 members of the Florida State Senate. As of September 2013, Florida is one of 24 Republic state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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<p align="justify">''Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, [[Georgia]] and [[Alabama]], Florida is nicknamed "the Sunshine State." Although Florida's capital is [[Tallahassee, Florida|Tallahassee]], its largest city is [[Jacksonville, Florida|Jacksonville]] and largest metropolitan area is [[Miami, Florida|Miami]]. Home to the longest coastline in the continental U.S., the state of Florida is consistently plagued by the threat of hurricanes. <br><br>The basic structure, duties, function and operations of the government of the state of Florida are defined and established by the [[Florida Constitution]]. Florida has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Florida|U.S. Senate]], a total of 27 members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Florida|U.S. House of Representatives]], 120 members of the [[Florida House of Representatives]] and 40 members of the [[Florida State Senate]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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<center>[[Florida state budget|State budget]] [[Florida public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Florida Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Florida Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in Florida]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Florida|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Florida ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br>• [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states|Forms of direct democracy in the U.S.]]<br><br></center>
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<center>•[[Florida Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Florida Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in Florida]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Florida|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Florida ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br>• [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states|Forms of direct democracy in the U.S.]]<br><br></center>
  
 
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Welcome to Florida on Ballotpedia!


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 largest metropolitan area is Miami. Home to the longest coastline in the continental U.S., the state of Florida is consistently plagued by the threat of hurricanes.

The basic structure, duties, function and operations of the government of the state of Florida 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 Florida House of Representatives and 40 members of the Florida State Senate.

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National politics in Florida


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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


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


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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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