Florida Elections

STATE OFFICES

(4) FLORIDA STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES

Candidates must qualify for office with the Florida Division of Elections. 08/30/16 Primary Election or 11/08/16 General Election

OFFICE

YEARS

TERM

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS 76, 77, 78 AND 79 (All Lee County)

2

2016‐2018

FLORIDA STATE SENATE REDISTRICTING AND RENUMBERING

All of Florida’s state Senate seats will be up for re‐election in 2016. Between 2012 and 2015, legislatively enacted state Senate maps were repeatedly challenged in Florida courts. In December, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court and Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County ordered new state Senate redistricting plans.

In the legal proceedings for the state Senate districts, the Courts further ordered the Legislature to renumber, at random, the districts in this plan. The renumbered state Senate districts in Lee County for the 2016 Primary and General Elections and thereafter, are Districts 26, 27 and 28.

In accordance with Article 3, Section 15 of the Florida Constitution and due to 2012‐2015 redistricting litigation and required district renumbering, in order to allow for staggered terms, odd‐numbered Senate districts in a presidential election year have a

4‐year term; even‐numbered senate districts have a 2‐year term. In the 2018 election cycle, even‐numbered Senate districts will appear on the ballot and have 4‐year terms.

Elections for the office of state Senate will be held on August 30, 2016, and a General Election will be held on November 8, 2016. Newly elected state Senators will take office upon election following the General Election.

Please refer to the Lee County, Florida Elected Official List at www.lee.vote (Elections Tab) for current officeholders representing

Lee County until newly elected Florida legislators assume office after the November 8, 2016 General Election.

(3) FLORIDA STATE SENATORS

Candidates must qualify for office with the Florida Division of Elections. 08/30/16 Primary Election or 11/08/16 General Election

OFFICE

YEARS

TERM

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 26

(Parts of Charlotte, Desoto, Glades, Hardee,

Highlands, Lee, Okeechobee, and Polk Counties)

2

2016‐2018

OFFICE

YEARS

TERM

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 27 (All Lee County)

4

2016‐2020

OFFICE

YEARS

TERM

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 28 (Parts of Collier, Hendry and Lee Counties)

2

2016‐2018