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Florida: 2006 Elections
Edited on Wed Oct-11-06 05:36 PM by Eugene


2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: tsuki, Daylin Byak, Eugene

State Politics At-A-Glance

Population (2000 Census): 15,982,378
Electoral Votes: 27

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 47% (3,574,509), Bush (R) 52% (3,955,656), Other 1% (61,618)
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 49%, Bush (R) 49%, Nader (I) 2%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 48%, Dole (R) 42%, Perot (I) 9%

:redbox: Governor: Jeb Bush (R) Elected: 1998 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Bill Nelson (D) Elected: 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: Mel Martinez (R) Elected: 2004 (Next Election: 2010)
:redbox: US House (25 seats): D-7, R-18
:redbox: State Senate (40 seats): D-14, R-26
:redbox: State House (120 seats): D-35, R-85

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: August 07, 2006
State Primary Date: September 05, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 10, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Glenda E. Hood, Secretary of State
The Secretary of State is head of the Department of State and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The Secretary serves as the State's Chief Election Officer and is second in line to succession to the Office of the Governor.
Address: R. A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough
Tallahassee, FL
Phone: (850) 245-6500

State Democratic Party
Florida Democratic Party
Karen Thurman, Chairperson, elected May 7, 2005 for two-years.
Address: PO Box 1758
Tallahassee, FL 32302.
Phone: (850) 222-3411

State Republican Party
Republican Party of Florida
PO Box 311
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 222-7920
Fax: (850) 681-0184

Governor's Race 2006


Jim Davis (D)
Running Mate: Daryl Jones (D)
Campaign Website:

Charlie Crist (R)
Running Mate: Jeff Kottkamp (R)
Attorney General
Campaign Website:

Max Linn (Reform)
Running Mate: Tom Macklin (Reform)
Retired Financial Consultant and Term-Limits Activist
Campaign Website:

Karl Behm (I)
Running Mate: Carol Castagnero (I)
Campaign Website: ?

Richard Paul Dembinsky (I)
Running Mate: Dr. Joe Smith (I)
Civil Engineer
Campaign Website:

John Wayne Smith (I)
Running Mate: James Kearney (I)
Libertarian Activist
Campaign Website:

Piotr Blass (Write-in)
Running Mate: Jinamarie Gallo (Write-in)
College Professor and Technology Consultant
Campaign Website: ?

Omari Musa (Socialist Workers/Write-in)
Running Mate: Ellen Brickley (Socialist Workers/Write-in)
State Party Chair and Communist Organizer
Campaign Website: ?

Wilfredo "Papa-Roqui" Maneiro II (Write-in)
Campaign Website: ?

C.C. Reed (Write-in)
Running Mate: Mr. T
Campaign Website: ?

Atlee Yarrow (Socialist/Write-in)
Running Mate: Tyrone Adams (Socialist/Write-in)
State Party Secretary and Printer
Campaign Website:

US Senate Race 2006

Bill Nelson (D) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website:

Katherine Harris (R)
Campaign Website:

Floyd Ray Frazier (I)
Civil Rights Activist
Campaign Website:

Brian Moore (I)
Executive Recruiter and Community Activist
Campaign Website:

Belinda Noah (I)
Attorney and Law School Adjunct Professor
Campaign Website:

Roy Tanner (I)
Businessman and Conservative Activist
Campaign Website: ?

Lawrence Sidney Scott (Write-in)
Campaign Website: ?

Bernie Senter (Soc/Write-In)
Communist Political Organizer
Campaign Website: ?

Other Statewide Races 2006

Attorney General

Skip Campbell (D)
State Senator and Attorney
Campaign Website:

Bill McCollum (R)
Former Congressman and Attorney
Campaign Website:

Chief Financial Officer

Adelaide "Alex" Sink (D)
Former Bank President
Campaign Website:

Tom Lee (R)
State Senate President
Campaign Website:

Commissioner of Agriculture

Eric Copeland (D)
Attorney and Property Tax Consultant
Campaign Website:

Charlie Bronson (R) Incumbent
Commissioner of Agriculture
Campaign Website:

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 25

Key Races:
  09 OPEN SEAT, Gus Bilirakis (R) v. Phyllis Busansky (D)
  11 OPEN SEAT, Kathy Castor (D) v. Eddie Adams, Jr. (R)
  13 OPEN SEAT, Vern Buchanan (R) v. Christine Jennings (D)
  16 OPEN SEAT, Joe Negron (R) (not no ballot) v. Tim Mahoney (D)
  22 Clay Shaw (R) (incumbent) v. Ron Klein (D)

Candidates, by Congressional District

Joe Roberts (D), Campaign Website:
Jeff Miller (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Allen Boyd(D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Corrine Brown (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Bob Harms (D), Campaign Website:
Ander Crenshaw (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
John Blade (Write-in), Campaign Website:

John Russel (D), Campaign Website:
Ginny Brown-Waite (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Dave Bruderly (D), Campaign Website:
Cliff Sterns (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

John Chagnon (D), Campaign Website:
John Mica (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Charlie Stewart (D), Campaign Website:
Ric Keller (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Wes Hoaglund (I), Campaign Website:
Clay Hill (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?
D.J. Mauro (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?
Larry Sapp (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Phyllis Busansky (D), Campaign Website:
Gus Bilirakis (R), Campaign Website:
Andrew Pasayan (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Samm Simpson (D), Campaign Website:
Bill Young (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?
Salvatore Fiorella (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Kathy Castor (D), Campaign Website:
Eddie Adams, Jr. (R), Campaign Website:
Jim Greenwald (Write-in), Campaign Website:
R.J. Spencer (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Adam Putnam (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Ed Bowlin III (I), Campaign Website:
Joe Viscusi (I), Campaign Website:

Christine Jennings (D), Campaign Website:
Vern Buchanan (R), Campaign Website:

Robert Neeld (D), Campaign Website:
Connie Mack IV (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Dan (Write-In), Campaign Website: ?
Richard Grayson (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Dr. Bob Bowman(D), Campaign Website:
Dave Weldon (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Tim Mahoney (D), Campaign Website:
Joe Negron (R), Campaign Website:
Emmie Ross (I), Campaign Website:

Note: Due to the withdrawl of Mark Foley (REP), any vote cast for Mark Foley (REP)
shall be counted as a vote for Joe Negron (REP).

Kendrick Meek (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Eric Simpson (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Dave Patlak (D), Campaign Website:
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Margaret Trowe (Soc/Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Robert Wexler (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Frank Gonzalez (D), Campaign Website:
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Ron Klein (D), Campaign Website:
Clay Shaw (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Neil Evangelista (I), Campaign Website:

Alcee Hastings (D), Campaign Website:

Clint Curtis (D), Campaign Website:
Tom Feeney (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Michael Calderin (D), Campaign Website:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 40

Seats at stake in 2006: 20, even-numbered districts

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 120

Seats at stake in 2006: 120

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

:graybox: Amendment No. 1 - State Planning and Budget Process
   Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the amount of nonrecurring
   general revenue which may be appropriated for recurring purposes in any fiscal year
   to 3 percent of the total general revenue funds estimated to be available, unless
   otherwise approved by a three-fifths vote of the Legislature.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Amendment No. 3 - Requiring Broader Support for Constitutional Amendments
   or Revisions
   Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Article XI of the State Constitution to require
   that any proposed amendment to or revision of the State Constitution, whether proposed
   by the Legislature, by initiative, or by any other method, must be approved by at least
   60 percent of the voters of the state voting on the measure, rather than by a simple
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Amendment No. 4 - Protect People, Especially Youth, from Addiction, Disease,
   and Other Health Hazards of Using Tobacco
   To protect people, especially youth, from addiction, disease, and other health hazards
   of using tobacco, the Legislature shall use some Tobacco Settlement money annually
   for a comprehensive statewide tobacco education and prevention program using Centers
   for Disease Control best practices.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Amendment No. 6 - Increased Homestead Exemption
   Proposing amendment of the State Constitution to increase the maximum additional
   homestead exemption for low-income seniors from $25,000 to $50,000 and to schedule
   the amendment to take effect January 1, 2007, if adopted.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Amendment No. 7 - Permanently Disabled Veterans' Discount on Homestead
   Ad Valorem Tax
   Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to provide a discount from the amount
   of ad valorem tax on the homestead of a partially or totally permanently disabled
   veteran who is age 65 or older who was a Florida resident at the time of entering
   military service, whose disability was combat-related, and who was honorably discharged;
   to specify the percentage of the discount as equal to the percentage of the veteran's
   permanent service-connected disability; to specify qualification requirements for the
   discount; to authorize the Legislature to waive the annual application requirement
   in subsequent years by general law; and to specify that the provision takes effect
   December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Amendment No. 8 - Eminent Domain
   Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit the transfer of private
   property taken by eminent domain to a natural person or private entity; providing that
   the Legislature may by general law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership
   of each house of the Legislature permit exceptions allowing the transfer of such private
   property; and providing that this prohibition on the transfer of private property taken
   by eminent domain is applicable if the petition of taking that initiated the condemnation
   proceeding was filed on or after January 2, 2007.
   Full Text (pdf)


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