Florida State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Florida State Senate Elections

Florida State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Florida State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 12 Pending
Republican Party 28 Pending
Total 40 40

Florida State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Stephen Wise Republican Senate District 5
Evelyn Lynn Republican Senate District 7
Ronda Storms Republican Senate District 10
Mike Fasano Republican Senate District 11
Jim Norman Republican Senate District 12
Dennis Jones Republican Senate District 13
Steve Oelrich Republican Senate District 14
Paula Dockery Republican Senate District 15
J.D. Alexander Republican Senate District 17
Gary Siplin Democratic Senate District 19
Michael Bennett Republican Senate District 21
Mike Haridopolos Republican Senate District 26
Nan Rich Democratic Senate District 34
Larcenia Bullard Democratic Senate District 39

Florida State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 60 $14,617,863
2008 50 $12,733,525
2006 47 $16,502,417
2004 37 $4,786,164
2002 81 $13,012,199

Florida State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
Domino, Carl J $592,600
Florida Democratic Party $588,915
Florida Republican Party $525,959
Perniciaro, Charles $385,980
Dockery, Paula B $281,500
McGriff Jr, Perry C $150,500
Hospital Corporation of America $67,500
Burkert, Pete $67,315
Margolis, Gwen $65,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce $62,000

List of Florida State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Don Gaetz (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Don Gaetz (Winner)
  • (Independent) Richard Harrison

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Greg Evers (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Greg Evers (Winner)
  • (Independent) Joshua W. Hartigan

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Bill Montford (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • John Shaw (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bill Montford (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) John Shaw

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Nancy Soderberg (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Aaron Bean: 31,269 (Winner)
  • Mike Weinstein: 17,451

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Nancy Soderberg
  • (Republican Party) Aaron Bean (Winner)
  • (Independent) Kyle Alexander Bedran
  • (Independent) Patrick Dewayne Mency

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Charles Dean (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Charles Dean (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Kathleen Trued (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • John Thrasher (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kathleen Trued
  • (Republican Party) John Thrasher (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • William Mazzota (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Rob Bradley (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) William Mazzota
  • (Republican Party) Rob Bradley (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Frank T. Bruno, Jr. (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Dorothy L. Hukill (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Frank T. Bruno, Jr.
  • (Republican Party) Dorothy L. Hukill (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Audrey Gibson (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Cherron Newby (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Audrey Gibson (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Cherron Newby

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Leo Cruz (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • David Simmons (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Leo Cruz
  • (Republican Party) David Simmons (Winner)
  • (Independent) James Patrick Adamczyk

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Alan Hays (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Alan Hays (Winner)
  • (Independent) John Iler

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Victoria Siplin: 10,219
  • Geraldine Thompson: 12,953 (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Fritz Jackson Seide (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Geraldine Thompson (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Fritz Jackson Seide

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Christopher Charles Pennington (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Andy Gardiner (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Christopher Charles Pennington
  • (Republican Party) Andy Gardiner (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Darren Soto (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • William McBride (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Darren Soto (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) William McBride

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Stego Blue (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Jack R. Myers: 6,007
  • Kelli Stargel: 17,179 (Winner)
  • Ronald Rushing: 3,879

November 6 General Election Candidates

  1. (Democratic Party) Stego Blue
  2. (Republican Party) Kelli Stargel (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Dominic A. Fallo, II (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Thad Altman (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Dominic A. Fallo, II
  • (Republican Party) Thad Altman (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • John Korsak: 4,193
  • Rob Wallace: 6,426
  • John Legg: 17,176 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) John Legg (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Joshua F. Smith (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Wilton Simpson (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Wilton Simpson (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Arthenia L. Joyner (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Arthenia L. Joyner (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Ashley M. Rhodes-Courter (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Zahid Roy: 5,517
  • Jack Latvala: 33,147 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ashley M. Rhodes-Courter
  • (Republican Party) Jack Latvala (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Stacy Anderson McCland (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Denise Grimsley (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Stacy Anderson McCland
  • (Republican Party) Denise Grimsley (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Jeff Brandes: 20,655 (Winner)
  • James C. Frishe: 15,776

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jeff Brandes (Winner)
  • (Independent) Raymond Alan Baker (Write-in)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Garrett Richter (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Garrett Richter (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Elizabeth Belcher (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Rachel V. Burgin: 10,308
  • Tom Lee: 14,996 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Elizabeth Belcher
  • (Republican Party) Tom Lee (Winner)
  • (Independent) Randolph Link

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Joseph Abruzzo (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Melanie Peterson: 8,539 (Winner)
  • Geoffrey Sommers: 8,353

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Joseph Abruzzo (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Melanie Peterson

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Paula House (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Bill Galvano (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Paula House
  • (Republican Party) Bill Galvano (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Mack Bernard: 12,140
  • Jeff Clemens: 12,157 (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jeff Clemens (Winner)
  • (Independent) Travis Genard Harris

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Nancy Detert (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Nancy Detert (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Jeremy Ring (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Soren Swensen (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jeremy Ring (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Soren Swensen

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Debbie Jordan (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Lizbeth Benacquisto (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Debbie Jordan
  • (Republican Party) Lizbeth Benacquisto (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Christopher Smith (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Christopher Smithmyer (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Christopher Smith (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Christopher Smithmyer

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Ray D'Amiano (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Joe Negron (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ray D'Amiano
  • (Republican Party) Joe Negron (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Eleanor Sobel (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Juan Selaya (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Eleanor Sobel (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Juan Selaya
  • (Independent) Rita Gambardella

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Maria Sachs (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Ellyn Bogdanoff: 13,724 (Winner)
  • Mike Lameyer: 5,111

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Maria Sachs (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Ellyn Bogdanoff

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Gwen Margolis (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • John Daniel Couriel (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gwen Margolis (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) John Daniel Couriel

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Oscar Braynon II (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Oscar Braynon II (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Anitere Flores (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Anitere Flores (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Rene Garcia (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Rene Garcia (Winner)

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 39

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • Dwight Bullard: 10,844 (Winner)
  • James Bush III: 8,478
  • Ron Saunders: 9,327
  • John Johnson: 1,168
  • Sal Gutierrez: 933

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Scott Hopes (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Dwight Bullard (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Scott Hopes

2012 Florida State Senate Elections - District 40

(Democratic Party) August 14 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed to run.

(Republican Party) August 14 GOP Primary

  • Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (Winner)

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