Florida House of Representatives

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Florida House of Representatives
2014-16 Florida Legislature
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Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
Founded January 7, 1839
Preceded by Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida
New session started
January 12, 2016
Steve Crisafulli (R)
Since November 18, 2014
Speaker pro tempore
Matt Hudson (R)
Since November 18, 2014
Majority Leader
Dana Young (R)
Since November 18, 2014
Minority Leader
Mark Pafford (D)
Since November 18, 2014
Seats 120
Composition of the Florida House of Representatives
Political groups
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article III, Florida Constitution
Salary $29,697/year + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
Next election
November 8, 2016
Redistricting Legislative Control
In God We Trust
Meeting place
Florida House Chamber March 2012.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Florida Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida
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The Florida House of Representatives is the lower house of the legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. Along with the Senate, it comprises the Florida Legislature. The House has 120 members, each elected from a single-member district with a population of about 157,000. The House meets at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.

Members serve two-year terms and are restricted by term limits, limiting them to four consecutive two-year terms.

The Florida Constitution establishes the powers and duties shared by the House and Senate, which include passing laws, developing an annual state budget, and making investigations. Additionally, the House has the exclusive power to impeach state officials.

The House has its origins in Florida’s territorial period, when the existing Florida Territorial Legislative Council was expanded, renamed the House of Representatives, and made the lower house in a new, bicameral Legislative Council in 1838.

Terms and qualifications

State representatives are elected to two-year terms during even-numbered years. A representative must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of the district in which he or she will serve, and a resident of Florida for at least two years before being qualified to run for election.[1] Once elected, representatives are limited to four consecutive terms but can run again after sitting out one election.[1]


The entire Florida Legislature meets every year in a session beginning on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March and lasting 60 calendar days.[2] Special sessions may be called either by the Governor or by the leaders of both chambers acting jointly. The Speaker of the House is elected by the representatives for a two-year term. The Speaker has the power to preside over the chamber during a session, to appoint committee members and chairs of committees, to influence the placement of bills on the calendar, and to rule on procedural motions. The Speaker pro tempore presides if the Speaker leaves the Chair or if there is a vacancy.


Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 75 45 120 0
Begin (November 2014) 80 38 118 2
February 17, 2015[3] 39 119 1
April 6, 2015[4] 78 117 3
April 7, 2015[5] 80 119 1
April 21, 2015[6] 81 120 0
Latest voting share 67.5% 32.5%


Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Steve Crisafulli Republican 51
Speaker pro tempore Matt Hudson Republican 80
Majority Leader Dana Young Republican 60
Minority Leader Mark Pafford Democratic 86
Minority Leader pro tempore Mia L. Jones Democratic 14

Members, 2014–2016

District Name Party Residence Counties represented First Elected[7]
1 Clay Ingram Rep Pensacola Part of Escambia 2010
2 Mike Hill Rep Midway Parts of Escambia and Santa Rosa 2013
3 Doug Broxson Rep Midway Parts of Okaloosa and Santa Rosa 2010
4 Matt Gaetz Rep Fort Walton Beach Part of Okaloosa 2010
5 Brad Drake Rep DeFuniak Springs Holmes, Jackson, Walton, Washington, part of Bay 2014
6 Jay Trumbull Rep Panama City Part of Bay 2014
7 Halsey Beshears Rep Monticello Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, part of Leon 2012
8 Alan Williams Dem Tallahassee Gadsden, part of Leon 2008
9 Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda Dem Tallahassee Part of Leon 2008
10 Elizabeth W. Porter Rep Lake City Baker, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee, part of Alachua 2010
11 Janet H. Adkins Rep Fernandina Beach Nassau, part of Duval 2008
12 Lake Ray Rep Jacksonville Part of Duval 2008
13 Reggie Fullwood Dem Jacksonville Part of Duval 2015
14 Mia L. Jones Dem Jacksonville Part of Duval 2008
15 Jay Fant Rep Jacksonville Part of Duval 2014
16 Charles McBurney Rep Jacksonville Part of Duval 2007
17 Cyndi Stevenson Rep St. Augustine Part of St. Johns 2015
18 Travis Cummings Rep Orange Park Part of Clay 2012
19 Charles Van Zant Rep Keystone Heights Bradford, Putnam, Union, part of Clay 2008
20 Clovis Watson, Jr. Dem Alachua Parts of Alachua and Marion 2012
21 Keith Perry Rep Gainesville Dixie, Gilchrist, part of Alachua 2010
22 Charlie Stone Rep Ocala Levy, part of Marion 2012
23 Dennis Baxley Rep Ocala Part of Marion 2010
24 Paul Renner Rep Palm Coast Flagler, parts of St. Johns and Volusia 2015
25 Fred Costello Rep Ormond Beach Part of Volusia 2014
26 Dwayne L. Taylor Dem Daytona Beach Part of Volusia 2008
27 David Santiago Rep Deltona Part of Volusia 2012
28 Jason Brodeur Rep Sanford Part of Seminole 2010
29 Scott Plakon Rep Longwood Part of Seminole 2014
30 Bob Cortes Rep Altamonte Springs Parts of Orange and Seminole 2014
31 Jennifer Sullivan Rep Mount Dora Parts of Lake and Orange 2014
32 Larry Metz Rep Yalaha Part of Lake 2010
33 H. Marlene O'Toole Rep Lady Lake Sumter, parts of Lake and Marion 2008
34 Jimmie Todd Smith Rep Inverness Citrus, part of Hernando 2010
35 Blaise Ingoglia Rep Spring Hill Part of Hernando 2014
36 Amanda Murphy Dem New Port Richey Part of Pasco 2013
37 Richard Corcoran Rep Land O' Lakes Part of Pasco 2010
38 Danny Burgess Rep Zephyrhills Part of Pasco 2014
39 Neil Combee Rep Polk City Parts of Osceola and Polk 2012
40 Colleen Burton Rep Lakeland Part of Polk 2014
41 John Wood Rep Winter Haven Part of Polk 2008
42 Mike La Rosa Rep St. Cloud Parts of Osceola and Polk 2012
43 John Cortes Dem Kissimmee Part of Osceola 2014
44 Eric Eisnaugle Rep Orlando Part of Orange 2014
45 Randolph Bracy Dem Orlando Part of Orange 2012
46 Bruce Antone Dem Orlando Part of Orange 2012
47 Mike Miller Rep Orlando Part of Orange 2014
48 Victor M. Torres, Jr. Dem Orlando Part of Orange 2012
49 Rene Plasencia Rep Orlando Part of Orange 2014
50 Tom Goodson Rep Titusville Parts of Brevard and Orange 2010
51 Steve Crisafulli Rep Merritt Island Part of Brevard 2008
52 Ritch Workman Rep Melbourne Part of Brevard 2008
53 John Tobia Rep Melbourne Beach Part of Brevard 2008
54 Debbie Mayfield Rep Vero Beach Indian River, part of St. Lucie 2008
55 Cary Pigman Rep Avon Park Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, part of St. Lucie 2012
56 Ben Albritton Rep Wauchula DeSoto, Hardee, part of Polk 2010
57 Jake Raburn Rep Lithia Part of Hillsborough 2012
58 Dan Raulerson Rep Plant City Part of Hillsborough 2012
59 Ross Spano Rep Dover Part of Hillsborough 2012
60 Dana Young Rep Tampa Part of Hillsborough 2010
61 Ed Narain Dem Tampa Part of Hillsborough 2014
62 Janet Cruz Dem Tampa Part of Hillsborough 2010
63 Shawn Harrison Rep Tampa Part of Hillsborough 2014
64 J. W. Grant Rep Tampa Parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas 2015
65 Chris Sprowls Rep Palm Harbor Part of Pinellas 2014
66 Larry Ahern Rep Seminole Part of Pinellas 2010
67 Chris Latvala Rep Clearwater Part of Pinellas 2014
68 Dwight Dudley Dem St. Petersburg Part of Pinellas 2012
69 Kathleen Peters Rep South Pasadena Part of Pinellas 2012
70 Darryl Rouson Dem St. Petersburg Parts of Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota 2008
71 Jim Boyd Rep Bradenton Parts of Manatee and Sarasota 2010
72 Ray Pilon Rep Sarasota Part of Sarasota 2010
73 Greg Steube Rep Sarasota Parts of Manatee and Sarasota 2010
74 Julio Gonzalez Rep Venice Part of Sarasota 2014
75 Ken Roberson Rep Port Charlotte Charlotte 2008
76 Ray Rodrigues Rep Estero Part of Lee 2012
77 Dane Eagle Rep Cape Coral Part of Lee 2012
78 Heather Fitzenhagen Rep Fort Myers Part of Lee 2012
79 Matt Caldwell Rep Lehigh Acres Part of Lee 2010
80 Matt Hudson Rep Naples Hendry, part of Collier 2007
81 Kevin Rader Dem Delray Beach Part of Palm Beach 2012
82 MaryLynn Magar Rep Tequesta Parts of Martin and Palm Beach 2012
83 Gayle Harrell Rep Stuart Parts of Martin and St. Lucie 2010
84 Larry Lee, Jr. Dem Port St. Lucie Part of St. Lucie 2012
85 Patrick Rooney, Jr. Rep West Palm Beach Part of Palm Beach 2010
86 Mark S. Pafford Dem West Palm Beach Part of Palm Beach 2008
87 Dave Kerner Dem Lake Worth Part of Palm Beach 2012
88 Bobby Powell Dem Riviera Beach Part of Palm Beach 2012
89 Bill Hager Rep Delray Beach Part of Palm Beach 2010
90 Lori Berman Dem Lantana Part of Palm Beach 2010
91 Irving Slosberg Dem Boca Raton Part of Palm Beach 2010
92 Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed Dem Deerfield Beach Part of Broward 2008
93 George Moraitis Rep Fort Lauderdale Part of Broward 2010
94 Bobby DuBose Dem Fort Lauderdale Part of Broward 2014
95 Hazelle P. Rogers Dem Lauderdale Lakes Part of Broward 2008
96 Kristin Jacobs Dem Pompano Beach Part of Broward 2014
97 Jared Moskowitz Dem Coral Springs Part of Broward 2012
98 Katie Edwards Dem Plantation Part of Broward 2012
99 Evan Jenne Dem Hollywood Part of Broward 2014
100 Joe Geller Dem Aventura Parts of Broward and Miami-Dade 2014
101 Shevrin D. Jones Dem West Park Part of Broward 2012
102 Sharon Pritchett Dem Miami Gardens Parts of Broward and Miami-Dade 2012
103 Manny Díaz, Jr. Rep Hialeah Parts of Broward and Miami-Dade 2010
104 Richard Stark Dem Weston Part of Broward 2012
105 Carlos Trujillo Rep Miami Parts of Broward, Collier, and Miami-Dade 2010
106 Kathleen Passidomo Rep Naples Part of Collier 2010
107 Barbara Watson Dem Miami Gardens Part of Miami-Dade 2011
108 Daphne Campbell Dem Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2010
109 Cynthia Stafford Dem Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2010
110 José R. Oliva Rep Miami Lakes Part of Miami-Dade 2011
111 Bryan Avila Rep Hialeah Part of Miami-Dade 2014
112 José Javier Rodríguez Dem Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2012
113 David Richardson Dem Miami Beach Part of Miami-Dade 2012
114 Erik Fresen Rep Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2008
115 Michael Bileca Rep Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2010
116 José Félix Díaz Rep Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2010
117 Kionne McGhee Dem Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2012
118 Frank Artiles Rep Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2010
119 Jeanette Núñez Rep Miami Part of Miami-Dade 2010
120 Holly Merrill Raschein Rep Key Largo Monroe and part of Miami-Dade 2012

District map

Districts and party composition of the Florida House of Representatives following the 2014 elections
  Democratic Party
  Republican Party
  No election/TBD

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Florida Constitution Online (accessed May 22, 2013)
  2. http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/
  3. Democrat Reggie Fullwood was elected in a special election after no one qualified for the November 2014 general election. [1][2]
  4. Republicans Doc Renuart (District 17) and Travis Hutson (District 24) resigned to run in a special election for State Senate District 6. [3]
  5. Republicans Cyndi Stevenson (District 17) and Paul Renner (District 24) was elected to fill the seats of Doc Renuart and Travis Hutson. [4]
  6. Republicans J. W. Grant was elected to fill a vacancy in District 64. He had previously held the seat. [5]
  7. Year first elected to their current time in office. Members may have previously served other, non-consecutive stints.

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