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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.


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National politics in Florida

CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Florida

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

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bill Nelson
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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)

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:Predecessor:
Alan Grayson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkGus M. Bilirakis (R)
Alcee L. Hastings
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Democratic PartyDistrict 20 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
Ander Crenshaw
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTillie K. Fowler (R)
Bill Posey
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDaniel Webster (R)
Corrine Brown
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRichard B. Nugent (R)
Curt Clawson
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Republican PartyDistrict 19 2014January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTrey Radel (R)
Daniel Webster
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkC.W. Bill Young (R)
David Jolly
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Republican PartyDistrict 13 2014January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkC.W. Bill Young (R)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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Democratic PartyDistrict 23 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkAlcee L. Hastings (D)
Dennis A. Ross
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Republican PartyDistrict 15 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBill Posey (R)
Frederica S. Wilson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 24 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkSandy Adams (R)
Gus M. Bilirakis
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Republican PartyDistrict 12 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDennis A. Ross (R)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
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Republican PartyDistrict 27 1989January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
Jeff Miller
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJoe Scarborough (R)
Joe Garcia
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Democratic PartyDistrict 26 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
John L. Mica
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkSam Gibbons (D)
Kathy Castor
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkConnie Mack (R)
Lois Frankel
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Democratic PartyDistrict 22 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkAllen B. West (R)
Mario Diaz-Balart
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Republican PartyDistrict 25 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDavid Rivera (R)
Patrick Murphy
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Democratic PartyDistrict 18 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Richard B. Nugent
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkKathy Castor (D)
Ron DeSantis
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkCliff Stearns (R)
Steve Southerland II
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkAllen Boyd (D)
Theodore E. Deutch
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Democratic PartyDistrict 21 2010January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkMario Diaz-Balart (R)
Ted Yoho
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkCorrine Brown (D)
Thomas J. Rooney
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Republican PartyDistrict 17 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkFrederica Wilson (D)
Vern Buchanan
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Republican PartyDistrict 16 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkThomas J. Rooney (R)

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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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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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