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Florida House of Representatives
Type
Type Lower House
Leadership
Speaker Larry Cretul, (R)
since 2009
Speaker pro tempore Ronald Reagan, (R)
since 2009
Majority Leader Adam Hasner, (R)
since 2009
Minority Leader Franklin Sands, (D)
since 2009
Structure
Members 120
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican Party
Election
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
House Chamber
Florida Capitol
Tallahassee, FL, US
Website
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov

The Florida House of Representatives, one of the two Chambers of the Florida Legislature, is composed of 120 members, each representing a district.

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. Once elected, representatives are limited to four consecutive terms but can run again in the next election.

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. 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.

Contents

Composition of the Florida House of Representatives

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 77 42 119 1
Begin 76 44 120 0
Latest voting share 63.3% 36.7%
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Leadership

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House, 2009-2010 Larry Cretul Republican 22
Speaker-designate,[1] 2010-2012 Dean Cannon Republican 35
Speaker pro tempore Ron Reagan Republican 67
Majority Leader Adam Hasner Republican 87
Majority Whip Carlos Lopez-Cantera Republican 113
Minority Leader, 2008-2010 Franklin Sands Democratic 98
Minority Leader-designate,[2] 2010-2012 Ronald Saunders Democratic 120
Minority Leader pro tempore Geraldine F. Thompson Democratic 39

Current members

District Name Party Residence First Elected
1 Greg Evers Rep Baker 2001
2 Dave Murzin Rep Pensacola 2002
3 C.V. "Clay" Ford Rep Gulf Breeze 2007
4 Ray Sansom Rep Destin 2002
5 Brad Drake Rep Eucheeanna 2008
6 Jimmy Patronis Rep Panama City 2006
7 Marti Coley Rep Marianna 2005
8 Alan Williams Dem Tallahassee 2008
9 Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda Dem Tallahassee 2008
10 Leonard L. Bembry Dem Greenville 2008
11 Debbie Boyd Dem Newberry 2006
12 Janet H. Adkins Rep Fernandina Beach 2008
13 Jennifer Carroll Rep Fleming Island 2003
14 Mia L. Jones Dem Jacksonville 2008
15 Audrey Gibson Dem Jacksonville 2002
16 Charles McBurney Rep Jacksonville 2007
17 Lake Ray Rep Jacksonville 2008
18 Doc Renuart Rep Ponte Vedra Beach 2008
19 Michael B. Weinstein Rep Jacksonville 2008
20 William L. Proctor Rep St. Augustine 2004
21 Charles Van Zant Rep Keystone Heights 2008
22 Larry Cretul Rep Ocala 2002
23 Charles Chestnut IV Dem Gainesville 2006
24 Kurt Kelly Rep Ocala 2007
25 Alan Hays Rep Umatilla 2004
26 Pat Patterson Rep DeLand 2002
27 Dwayne L. Taylor Dem Daytona Beach 2008
28 Dorothy Hukill Rep Port Orange 2004
29 Ralph Poppell Rep Vero Beach 2002
30 Ritch Workman Rep Melbourne 2008
31 John Tobia Rep Satellite Beach 2008
32 Steve Crisafulli Rep Merritt Island 2008
33 Sandy Adams Rep Orlando 2002
34 Chris Dorworth Rep Lake Mary 2007
35 Dean Cannon Rep Winter Park 2004
36 Scott Randolph Dem Orlando 2006
37 Scott Plakon Rep Longwood 2008
38 Bryan Nelson Rep Apopka 2006
39 Geraldine F. Thompson Dem Orlando 2006
40 Eric "E." Eisnaugle Rep Orlando 2008
41 Steve Precourt Rep Orlando 2006
42 H. Marlene O'Toole Rep Lady Lake 2008
43 Ron Schultz Rep Homosassa 2007
44 Robert C. Schenck, III Rep Spring Hill 2006
45 Tom Anderson Rep Dunedin 2002
46 John Legg Rep Port Richey 2004
47 Kevin Ambler Rep Tampa 2002
48 Peter Nehr Rep Tarpon Springs 2006
49 Darren Soto Dem Orlando 2007
50 Ed Hooper Rep Clearwater 2006
51 Janet C. Long Dem Seminole 2006
52 Bill Heller Dem St. Petersburg 2006
53 Rick Kriseman Dem St. Petersburg 2006
54 James Frishe Rep St. Petersburg 2006
55 Darryl Rouson Dem St. Petersburg 2008
56 Rachel Burgin Rep Brandon 2008
57 Faye B. Culp Rep Tampa 2002
58 Michael Scionti Dem Tampa 2006
59 Betty Reed Dem Tampa 2006
60 Ed Homan Rep Tampa 2002
61 Will Weatherford Rep Wesley Chapel 2006
62 Richard Glorioso Rep Plant City 2004
63 Seth McKeel Rep Lakeland 2006
64 Kelli Stargel Rep Lakeland 2008
65 John Wood Rep Winter Haven 2008
66 Baxter Troutman Rep Winter Haven 2002
67 Ron Reagan Rep Bradenton 2002
68 Bill Galvano Rep Bradenton 2002
69 Keith Fitzgerald Dem Sarasota 2006
70 Doug Holder Rep Sarasota 2006
71 Ken Roberson Rep Port Charlotte 2008
72 Paige Kreegel Rep Punta Gorda 2004
73 Nick Thompson Rep Fort Myers 2006
74 Gary Aubuchon Rep Cape Coral 2006
75 Trudi Williams Rep Fort Myers 2004
76 Tom Grady Rep Naples 2008
77 Denise Grimsley Rep Lake Placid 2004
78 Kevin J. Rader Dem Delray Beach 2008
79 Mike Horner Rep Kissimmee 2008
80 Debbie Mayfield Rep Vero Beach 2008
81 Adam Fetterman Dem Port St. Lucie 2008
82 William Snyder Rep Stuart 2006
83 Carl J. Domino Rep Jupiter 2002
84 Priscilla Taylor Dem West Palm Beach 2004
85 Joseph Abruzzo Dem Wellington 2008
86 Maria Sachs Dem Delray Beach 2006
87 Adam Hasner Rep Delray Beach 2002
88 Mark S. Pafford Dem West Palm Beach 2008
89 Mary Brandenburg Dem West Palm Beach 2002
90 Kelly Skidmore Dem Boca Raton 2006
91 Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff Rep Fort Lauderdale 2004
92 Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed Dem Deerfield Beach 2008
93 Perry Thurston Jr. Dem Plantation 2006
94 Hazelle "Hazel" Rogers Dem Lauderdale Lakes 2008
95 Jim Waldman Dem Coconut Creek 2006
96 Ari Abraham Porth Dem Coral Springs 2004
97 Martin David Kiar Dem Davie 2006
98 Franklin Sands Dem Weston 2004
99 Elaine Schwartz Dem Hollywood 2006
100 Evan Jenne Dem Dania Beach 2006
101 Matt Hudson Rep Naples 2007
102 Eduardo Gonzalez Rep Hialeah 2006
103 Oscar Braynon Dem Miami Gardens 2008
104 Yolly Roberson Dem Miami 2002
105 Joseph Gibbons Dem Hallandale Beach 2006
106 Richard L. Steinberg Dem Miami Beach 2008
107 Luis Garcia Dem Miami Beach 2006
108 Ronald Brisé Dem North Miami 2006
109 James Bush Dem Miami 2008
110 Esteban Bovo Rep Hialeah 2008
111 Erik Fresen Rep Miami 2008
112 David Rivera Rep Miami 2002
113 Carlos Lopez-Cantera Rep Miami 2004
114 Anitere Flores Rep Miami 2004
115 Juan-Carlos Planas Rep Miami/Westchester 2002
116 Marcelo Llorente Rep Miami 2002
117 Julio Robaina Rep Miami 2002
118 Dwight Bullard Dem Miami 2008
119 Juan C. Zapata Rep Miami 2002
120 Ron Saunders Dem Key West 1986; 2006[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Bill Cotterell. Ron Saunders barely picked Florida House minority leader March 3, 2009. The News Press.
  2. ^ Breanne Gilpatrick and Steve Bousquet. Key West's Ron Saunders to be House Democratic leader March 4, 2009. Miami Herald.
  3. ^ Rep. Saunders was elected in 1986, left office in 1994 and returned to the house in 2006

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