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Florida Senate

 

The Florida Legislature, which is divided into two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives, makes “rules” or laws that govern our state. Members of the legislature, Senators and Representatives, are chosen by the citizens of Florida to represent them and the area where they live. These areas are called districts. Each member of the Florida Legislature must live in the district that he or she represents. Each Senator and Representative is responsible for making sure that the people who elected him or her have a voice in all matters concerning the state.

How a Bill Becomes Law

Senators are elected to serve four-year terms. Representatives are elected to serve two-year terms. Currently, 40 Senators and 120 members of the House of Representatives serve the people of Florida. Members of both houses must be at least 21 years old, a resident of the district where they have been elected, and must have lived in the state for two years before running for election.

Each year the legislature meets in legislative session to determine and debate issues important to the people in our state. Issues like drunk-driving, recycling, and education are debated. The regular session begins on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March and lasts for sixty days. It ends either in sine die adjournment, with the ceremonial dropping of white handkerchiefs by each house’s Sergeant at Arms, or in an extension of the regular session to complete unfinished work.

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Florida District Map

Find Your Senator

US Senators

Florida Senate
District
Senator
County
Hill, Anthony C."Tony", Sr. Consists of parts of Duval, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties
     
Peaden, Durell, Jr. Consists of Holmes, Washington, and parts of Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties
     
Dean, Charles S. "Charlie", Sr. Consists of Baker, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee, Taylor, and parts of Citrus, Columbia, Jefferson, Leon, Levy, Madison, and Marion counties
     
Gaetz, Don Consists of parts of Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties
     
Wise, Stephen R. Consists of parts of Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
     
Lawson, Alfred "Al", Jr. Consists of Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty, Wakulla, and parts of Bay, Jefferson, Leon, and Madison counties
     
Lynn, Evelyn J. Consists of parts of Clay, Marion, Putnam, and Volusia counties
     
King, James E. "Jim", Jr. Consists of parts of Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, and Volusia counties
     
Webster, Daniel Consists of parts of Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties
     
Storms, Ronda Consists of parts of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk counties
     
Fasano, Mike Consists of parts of Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, and Pinellas counties
     
Crist, Victor D. Consists of parts of Hillsborough, and Pasco counties
     
Jones, Dennis L., D.C. Consists of part of Pinellas County
     
Oelrich, Steve Consists of Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist, Union, and parts of Columbia, Levy, Marion, and Putnam counties
     
Dockery, Paula Consists of parts of Hernando, Lake, Osceola, Polk, and Sumter counties
     
Justice, Charlie Consists of parts of Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties
     
Alexander, JD Consists of Hardee, Highlands, and parts of DeSoto, Glades, Okeechobee, Polk, and St. Lucie counties
     
Joyner, Arthenia L. Consists of parts of Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pinellas counties
     
Siplin, Gary Consists of parts of Orange, and Osceola counties
     
Baker, Carey Consists of parts of Lake, Marion, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties
     
Bennett, Michael S. "Mike" Consists of parts of Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee, Manatee, and Sarasota counties
     
Constantine, Lee Consists of parts of Orange, and Seminole counties
     
Carlton, Lisa Consists of parts of Charlotte, Manatee, and Sarasota counties
     
Posey, Bill Consists of parts of Brevard, Orange, and Seminole counties
     
Atwater, Jeff Consists of parts of Broward, and Palm Beach counties
     
Haridopolos, Mike Consists of parts of Brevard, Indian River, Osceola, and St. Lucie counties
     
Aronberg, Dave Consists of parts of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Palm Beach counties
     
Pruitt, Ken River, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties
     
Dawson, M. Mandy Consists of parts of Broward, and Palm Beach counties
     
Deutch, Ted Consists of parts of Broward, and Palm Beach counties
     
Geller, Steven A. Consists of part of Broward County
     
Ring, Jeremy Consists of part of Broward County
     
Wilson, Frederica S. Consists of part of Miami-Dade County
     
Rich, Nan H. Consists of parts of Broward, and Miami-Dade counties
     
Margolis, Gwen Consists of parts of Broward, and Miami-Dade counties
     
Diaz de la Portilla, Alex Consists of part of Miami-Dade County
     
Saunders, Burt L. Consists of parts of Collier, and Lee counties
     
Villalobos, J. Alex Consists of part of Miami-Dade County
     
Bullard, Larcenia J. Broward, Collier, Hendry, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties
     
Garcia, Rudy Consists of part of Miami-Dade County
     
     
     
     
 
 

 


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