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Welcome to Florida

 

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.

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.

Governor Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist Governor of Florida

Lt. Governor Jeff Knottkamp

 

 

Jeff Kottkamp Lt. Governor

   

The supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor, who shall be commander-in-chief of all military forces of the state not in active service of the United States. The governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, commission all officers of the state and counties, and transact all necessary business with the officers of government.

There shall be a lieutenant governor, who shall perform such duties pertaining to the office of governor as shall be assigned by the governor, except when otherwise provided by law, and such other duties as may be prescribed by law.

 
Legislative Leaders

Senate President

Ken Pruitt
Senate President

House Speaker Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio
House Speaker

 

The President of the Senate presides over the Senate, and the Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The President and Speaker have many other responsibilities in addition to presiding over the chamber during session, including:

   

Senate President Pro Tempore Lisa Carlton

Lisa Carlton
Senate President
Pro Tempore

House Speaker Marsha L. "Marty" Bowen

Marsha L. "Marty" Bowen
House Speaker
Pro Tempore

 

The roles of the President Pro Tempore and Speaker Pro Tempore are defined by the President or Speaker and the Senate or House Rules. Although they may preside in the chamber during the absence of the President or Speaker, a different senator or representative could also be chosen to preside.

 
Non-Member Officers
   

Secretary of the Senate Faye W. Blanton

 

Faye W. Blanton
Secretary of the Senate

Chief Clerk of the House "Bo" Pittman III

 

William "Bo" Pittman III
Chief Clerk of the House

 

The Senate elects a Secretary of the Senate and the House appoints a Chief Clerk of the House. These non-member constitutional officers have various responsibilities including:

When the legislature is in session, each day’s official actions are recorded and published in the journal.

 
Sergeant of Arms
   

Senate Sergeant at Arms Donald Serverance

Donald Severance
Senate Sergeant at Arms

House Sergeant at Arms Earnest Sumner

Earnest Sumner
House Sergeant at Arms

 

Each chamber has a Sergeant at Arms who is in charge of maintaining order in the chamber, gallery, and in committee rooms. Each sergeant also maintains that house’s property.

Florida Leaders

 

 
 

 


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Quote of the Year

The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.

Larry Hardiman

What Happens when you ignor politics When you ignor politics and when you least expect it then its too late.