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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Florida State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Florida State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Florida State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Florida State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 13 12
     Republican Party 26 28
     Vacancy 1 -
Total 40 40


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 10 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. No incumbents lost, and thus 10 incumbents were re-elected to the Florida State Senate.
  • There will be 13 new senators sworn-in. Of those 13, 3 are Democrats and 10 are Republicans
  • Of the 23 seats up for election, 6 were won by Democrats and 17 by Republicans.
  • 14 candidates were unopposed, 4 Democrats and 10 Republicans.
  • 14 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Florida, 13 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 10 incumbents (43.5%) ran for re-election. Of these 10 incumbents, none were defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Arthenia Joyner, first elected to the Florida State Senate in 2006

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

No incumbents were defeated.

Challengers who beat an incumbent

No challengers defeated an incumbent.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Florida, 13 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 13, 3 are Democrats and 10 are Republicans. In the 13 open seat contests, Republicans won 10 and Democrats 3. In total, Florida elected 23 senators, 17 Republicans and 6 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

Maria Sachs was elected to the Florida State Senate in 2010

The following are the newly-elected members of the Florida State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Florida State Senate:

Democratic

Don Gaetz was first elected to the senate in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Nan Rich, one of the four unopposed Democratic senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's non-partisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Florida, 14 candidates (60.9% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 14, 4 were Democrats and 10 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Florida, 14 (30.4%) of the 46 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Florida State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Florida House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Florida House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 44 39
     Republican Party 76 81
Total 120 120


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 85 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 5 incumbents lost, and thus 80 incumbents were re-elected to the Florida House of Representatives.
  • All 5 incumbents who lost were Democratic incumbents.
  • There will be 40 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 40, 8 are Democrats and 32 are Republicans
  • Of the 120 seats up for election, 39 were won by Democrats and 81 by Republicans.
  • 58 candidates were unopposed, 25 Democrats and 33 Republicans.
  • 43 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Florida, 85 (70.8%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 85, 5 incumbent representatives were defeated. All five were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Adam Fetterman
  2. Alan Williams
  3. Ari Abraham Porth
  4. Ben Albritton
  5. Betty Reed
  6. Bill Heller
  7. Brad Drake
  8. Bryan Nelson
  9. Carlos Lopez-Cantera
  10. Charles Chestnut IV
  11. Charles McBurney
  12. Charles Van Zant
  13. Chris Dorworth
  14. Clay Ford
  15. Darren Soto
  16. Darryl Rouson
  17. Dean Cannon
  18. Debbie Boyd
  19. Debbie Mayfield
  20. Denise Grimsley
  21. Dorothy Hukill
  22. Doug Holder
  23. Dwayne Taylor
  24. Dwight Bullard
  25. Ed Hooper
  26. Eduardo Gonzalez
  27. Elaine Schwartz
  28. Eric Eisnaugle
  29. Erik Fresen
  30. Esteban Bovo, Jr.
  31. Evan Jenne
  32. Franklin Sands
  33. Gary Aubuchon
  34. Geraldine Thompson
  35. Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed
  36. H. Marlene O'Toole
  37. Hazelle Rogers
  38. James Frishe
  39. James Waldman
  40. Janet Adkins
  41. Janet Cruz
  42. Janet Long
  43. Jimmy Patronis
  44. John Legg
  45. John Tobia
  46. John Wood (Florida)
  47. Joseph Abruzzo
  48. Joseph Gibbons
  49. Keith Fitzgerald
  50. Kelli Stargel
  51. Kenneth Roberson
  52. Lake Ray
  53. Leonard Bembry
  54. Luis Garcia
  55. Mack Bernard
  56. Mark Pafford
  57. Marti Coley
  58. Martin David Kiar
  59. Matt Gaetz
  60. Matt Hudson
  61. Mia Jones
  62. Michael Weinstein
  63. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
  64. Mike Horner
  65. Oscar Braynon
  66. Paige Kreegel
  67. Perry Thurston
  68. Peter Nehr
  69. Rachel Burgin
  70. Richard Glorioso
  71. Richard Steinberg
  72. Rick Kriseman
  73. Ritch Workman
  74. Robert Schenck
  75. Ron Saunders
  76. Ronald Renuart
  77. Scott Plakon
  78. Scott Randolph
  79. Seth McKeel
  80. Stephen Precourt
  81. Steve Crisafulli
  82. Trudi Williams
  83. Will Weatherford
  84. William Proctor
  85. William Snyder

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Adam Fetterman
Bill HellerDemocraticFlorida House of Representatives District 52
Debbie BoydDemocraticFlorida House of Representatives District 11
Janet LongDemocraticFlorida House of Representatives District 51
Keith Fitzgerald

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Elizabeth Porter
Gayle Harrell
Jeff Brandes
Larry Ahern
Ray Pilon

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Florida, 40 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 40, 8 are Democrats and 32 are Republicans. In the 35 open seat contests, Republicans won 27 and Democrats 8. In total, Florida elected 120 representatives, 81 Republicans and 39 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Florida House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Florida House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican


  1. Ana Rivas Logan
  2. Ben Albritton
  3. Bill Hager
  4. Brad Drake
  5. Bryan Nelson
  6. Carlos Lopez-Cantera
  7. Carlos Trujillo
  8. Charles McBurney
  9. Charles Van Zant
  10. Chris Dorworth
  11. Clay Ford
  12. Clay Ingram
  13. Dana Young
  14. Daniel Davis
  15. Dean Cannon
  16. Debbie Mayfield
  17. Denise Grimsley
  18. Dennis Baxley
  19. Dorothy Hukill
  20. Doug Broxson
  21. Doug Holder
  22. Ed Hooper
  23. Eduardo Gonzalez
  24. Elizabeth Porter
  25. Eric Eisnaugle
  26. Erik Fresen
  27. Esteban Bovo, Jr.
  28. Frank Artiles
  29. Fred Costello
  30. Gary Aubuchon
  31. Gayle Harrell
  32. George Moraitis
  33. Greg Steube
  34. H. Marlene O'Toole
  35. James Frishe
  36. James Grant
  37. Janet Adkins
  38. Jason Brodeur
  39. Jeanette Nuñez
  40. Jeff Brandes
  41. Jim Boyd
  42. Jimmie Todd Smith
  43. Jimmy Patronis
  44. John Legg
  45. John Tobia
  46. John Wood (Florida)
  47. Jose Felix Diaz
  48. Kathleen Passidomo
  49. Keith Perry
  50. Kelli Stargel
  51. Kenneth Roberson
  52. Lake Ray
  53. Larry Ahern
  54. Larry Metz
  55. Marti Coley
  56. Matt Caldwell
  57. Matt Gaetz
  58. Matt Hudson
  59. Michael Bileca
  60. Michael Weinstein
  61. Mike Horner
  62. Paige Kreegel
  63. Pat Rooney
  64. Peter Nehr
  65. Rachel Burgin
  66. Ray Pilon
  67. Richard Corcoran
  68. Richard Glorioso
  69. Ritch Workman
  70. Robert Schenck
  71. Ronald Renuart
  72. Scott Plakon
  73. Seth McKeel
  74. Shawn Harrison
  75. Stephen Precourt
  76. Steve Crisafulli
  77. Tom Goodson
  78. Trudi Williams
  79. Will Weatherford
  80. William Proctor
  81. William Snyder

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Florida, 58 candidates (48.33% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 58, 25 were Democrats and 33 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Florida, 43 (19.11%) of the 225 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: