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Florida: State Senate


Members of the Florida State Senate, 1839-2016 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1912: John S. Taylor, elected.
  • 1974: Pat Thomas (Dem), elected.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Tom Tobiassen (Rep), elected; Edmond M. Fortune (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Pat Thomas (Dem), nominated; Lenora Walsh (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Pat Thomas (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Buddy Mackay, Jr. (Dem), nominated; G. B. 'Cap' Wilson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Buddy Mackay, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Joe Carlucci (Dem), nominated; John R. Forbes (Dem), defeated in primary; Eric Smith (Dem), defeated in primary; Pauline Elizabeth Pierce (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Joe Carlucci (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1978 Sep 12: A. H. 'Gus' Craig (Dem), nominated; Buck Nilsson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Richard H. Langley (Rep), advanced to runoff; Vince Fechtel, Jr. (Rep), advanced to runoff; Claude Smoak (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Oct 5: Vince Fechtel, Jr. (Rep), nominated; Richard H. Langley (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Vince Fechtel, Jr. (Rep), elected; A. H. 'Gus' Craig (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: N. Curtis Peterson, Jr. (Dem), nominated; Bob Grizzard (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: N. Curtis Peterson, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1978 Sep 12: George Stuart, Jr. (Dem), advanced to runoff; Bill Fulford (Dem), advanced to runoff; J. B. Rodgers, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Johnny Bremer (Rep), nominated; Nick De Padova (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Oct 5: George Stuart, Jr. (Dem), nominated; Bill Fulford (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: George Stuart, Jr. (Dem), elected; Johnny Bremer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Bill Beck (Dem), advanced to runoff; Glenn Turner (Dem), advanced to runoff; Woodrow Wilson Storey (Dem), defeated in primary; Nathan Z. Van Meter (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Oct 5: Bill Beck (Dem), nominated; Glenn Turner (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Clark Maxwell, Jr. (Rep), elected; Bill Beck (Dem), defeated. John T. Ware (Rep), elected; Beverly Roberts (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Mary R. Grizzle (Rep), nominated; Dennis McDonald (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Mary R. Grizzle (Rep), elected; T. F. 'Tom' Thompson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Guy Spicola (Dem), nominated; Bruce Hutchcraft (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Guy Spicola (Dem), elected unopposed. Pat Frank (Dem), elected; David Ray (Rep), defeated. Patrick K. Neal (Dem), elected; Andrew Jackson (Rep), defeated. Harry Johnston (Dem), elected; Bill Riker (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Don C. Childers (Dem), nominated; John Scarola (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Don C. Childers (Dem), elected; B. E. 'Billie' Brooks (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Marcia Beach (Dem), advanced to runoff; Charles Mintz (Dem), advanced to runoff; Pam Strysick (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Van B. Poole (Rep), advanced to runoff; J. W. 'Bill' Stevens (Rep), advanced to runoff; Jim Howard (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Oct 5: Marcia Beach (Dem), nominated; Charles Mintz (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Oct 5: Van B. Poole (Rep), nominated; J. W. 'Bill' Stevens (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Van B. Poole (Rep), elected; Marcia Beach (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Ken Jenne (Dem), nominated; William G. Zinkil, Sr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Ken Jenne (Dem), elected; Ernette Haring (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Paul B. Steinberg (Dem), nominated; Elaine Bloom (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Paul B. Steinberg (Dem), elected; L. D. G. 'Lou' O'Hara (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Bob McKnight (Dem), nominated; Ralph R. Poston, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Ellen G. Allen (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Bob McKnight (Dem), elected; Don J. Gruber (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 12: Dick Anderson (Dem), advanced to runoff; John Spottswood, Jr. (Dem), advanced to runoff; Mike Simonhoff (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles C. Papy, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Ellis R. Gomez (Dem), defeated in primary; Paul Cobb (Dem), defeated in primary; Al DeMarco (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Oct 5: Dick Anderson (Dem), nominated; John Spottswood, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Dick Anderson (Dem), elected; Larry Wicks (Rep), defeated.
  • 1980: John L. Mica, defeated.
  • 1990: Charles T. Canady, defeated.
  • 1992: Buddy Dyer (Dem), elected.
  • 1996: Steven B. Feren (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1996: Pat Thomas (Dem), elected; Buddy Dyer (Dem), elected.
  • 2000: Buddy Dyer (Dem), elected.
  • 2006 Sep 5: Randall A. Terry (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2009 Aug 4: Josue Larose (Rep), defeated.
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