Political party strength in Florida

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Florida:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Conservative (C),       Democratic (D),       Independent (I),       no party (N),       Prohibition (P),       Republican (R), and       Whig (W).

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lt. Governor Sec. of State Attorney General Comptroller Treasurer Comm. of Ed. Comm. of Ag. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
CFO
1845 William D. Moseley (D) no such office James T. Archer (D) Joseph Branch Nathanial P. Bemis Benjamin Byrd no such office no such office unknown unknown David Levy Yulee James Westcott
1846 Augustus Maxwell (D) Hugh Archer
1847 Nathanial P. Bemis
Hugh Archer
1848 Augustus Maxwell (D) James T. Archer (D) Simon Towle William R. Hayward
1849 Thomas Brown (W) Charles W. Downing, Jr. David P. Hogue
1850
1851 John Beard Stephen Mallory
1852
1853 James E. Broome (D) Frederick L. Villepigue Mariano D. Papy Vacant
1854 Theodore W. Brevard
James T. Archer (D)
1855 Theodore W. Brevard
1856
1857 Madison S. Perry (D)
1858
1859
1860 Robert C. Williams
1861 John Milton (D)[1] John B. Galbraith Vacant
1862
1863 Benjamin F. Allen Walter Gwynn
1864
1865 Abraham K. Allison (D)[2][3]
William Marvin (N)[4]
1866 David S. Walker (C)[5] William W. J. Kelly (R) John Beard
1867
1868 George J. Alden Charles H. Austin
Harrison Reed (R)[6] William Henry Gleason (R) Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs (R) James Westcott, Jr. (D) Robert H. Gamble Simon B. Conover Adonijah Welch
1869 vacant A. R. Meek
1870 Edmund C. Weeks (R) Sherman Conant
1871 Samuel T. Day (R) J.B.C. Drew
1872 H. Bisbee, Jr.
J.P.C. Emmons
1873 Ossian B. Hart (R)[7] Marcellus Stearns (R) Samuel B. Mclin William A. Cocke Clayton Cowgill Charles H. Foster
1874
Marcellus Sterns (R)[8] vacant
1875
1876
1877 George F. Drew (D) Noble A. Hull (D) William D. Bloxham (D) George P. Raney (D) Columbus Drew Walter H. Gwynn (D)
1878
1879
1880 Frederick W. A. Rankin, Jr.
1881 William D. Bloxham (D) L. W. Bethel John Lovic Crawford[7] William D. Barnes Henry A. L'Engle
1882
1883
1884
1885 Edward A. Perry (R) Milton Mabry C.M. Cooper Edward S. Crill
1886
1887
1888
1889 Francis P. Fleming (D) William Bailey Lamar (D) Francis J. Pons
1890 William D. Bloxham (D)
1891 E. J. Triay
1892
1893 Henry L. Mitchell (D) Clarence B. Collins
1894
1895
1896
1897 William D. Bloxham (D) William H. Reynolds James B. Whitfield (D)
1898
1899
1900
1901 William S. Jennings (D) A. C. Croom
1902 Henry Clay Crawford (D)[9]
1903 James B. Whitfield (D) William V. Knott (D)
1904 W.H. Ellis
1905 Napoleon B. Broward (D)
1906
1907
1908
1909 Albert W. Gilchrist (D) Park Trammell (D)
1910
1911
1912 William V. Knott (D) J.C. Luning (D)
1913 Park Trammell (D) Thomas F. West
1914
1915
1916
1917 Sidney Johnston Catts (P) Van C. Swearingen Ernest Amos Park Trammell (D) 4D
1918
1919
1920
1921 Cary A. Hardee (D) Rivers Buford
1922
1923 Nathan Mayo (D)
1924
1925 John W. Martin (D) J.B. Johnson
1926
1927 Fred Henry Davis (D)
1928 William V. Knott (D)
1929 Doyle E. Carlton (D) William Monroe Igou
1930 Robert Andrew Gray
1931 Cary D. Landis
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 David Sholtz (D) James Martin Lee 5D
1934
1935
1936 Scott Loftin (D) William Luther Hill (D)
1937 Fred P. Cone (D) Charles O. Andrews (D) Claude Pepper (D)
1938 George Couper Gibbs
1939
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 Spessard Holland (D) J. Thomas Watson (D) J. Edwin Larson
1942
1943 6D
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 Millard F. Caldwell (D)
1946 Clarence M. Gay Spessard Holland (D)
1947
1948 Harry Truman and Alben Barkley (D) Green tickY
1949 Fuller Warren (D) Richard Ervin (D)[10]
1950
1951 George Smathers (D)
1952 Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 Daniel T. McCarty (D)[7] 8D
Charley Eugene Johns (D)[2]
1954
1955 LeRoy Collins (D) Ray E. Green 7D, 1R
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960 Lee Thompson (D) Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red XN
1961 C. Farris Bryant (D) Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. (D) Doyle Conner (D)
1962
1963 10D, 2R
1964 James W. Kynes (D)[11] Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 W. Haydon Burns (D) Earl Faircloth (D) Fred Otis Dickinson Broward Williams
1966
1967 Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (R) 9D, 3R
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969 Ray C. Osborn (R)[12] Edward J. Gurney (R)
1970
1971 Reubin Askew (D) Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. (D) Richard Stone (D) Robert Shevin (D) Lawton Chiles (D)
1972
1973 11D, 4R
1974
1975 J. H. Williams (D) Bruce Smathers (D)[13] Gerald A. Lewis (D) Philip F. Ashler Richard Stone (D) 10D, 5R
1976 Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (D) Green tickY
1977
1978 Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. (D)[11]
1979 Bob Graham (D)[14] Wayne Mixson (D) George Firestone (D) James C. Smith (D) Bill Gunter (D) 12D, 3R
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 Paula Hawkins (R) 11D, 4R
1982
1983 13D, 6R
1984
1985 12D, 7R
1986
1987 Wayne Mixson (D)[8] vacant James C. Smith (R) Bob Butterworth (D) Betty Castor (D) Bob Graham (D)
1988 Bob Martinez (R) Bobby Brantley (R) George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Tom Gallagher (R) Connie Mack III (R) 11R, 8D
1990
1991 Lawton Chiles (D)[7] Buddy MacKay (D) 10R, 9D
1992 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Red XN
1993 13R, 10D
1994 Douglas L. Jamerson (D)
1995 Sandra Mortham (R) Bob Milligan (R) Bill Nelson (D) Frank Brogan (R) Bob Crawford (D) 22R, 18D 63D, 57R 15R, 8D
1996 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1997
1998 Buddy MacKay (D)[8] vacant
1999 Jeb Bush (R) Frank Brogan (R) Katherine Harris (R) Tom Gallagher (R)
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2001 Tom Gallagher (R) Charlie Crist (R) Bill Nelson (D)
2002 Richard E. Doran
2003 Toni Jennings (R) appointed position [15] Charlie Crist (R) Tom Gallagher (R) appointed position Charles H. Bronson (R) 26R, 14D 81R, 39D 18R, 7D
2004
2005 84R, 36D Mel Martinez (R)
2006
2007 Charlie Crist (R) Jeff Kottkamp (R) Bill McCollum (R) Alex Sink (D) 78R, 42D 16R, 9D
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 76R, 44D 15R, 10D
2010 Charlie Crist (I) George LeMieux (R)
2011 Rick Scott (R) Jennifer Carroll (R) Pam Bondi (R) Jeffrey Atwater (R) Adam Putnam (R) 28R, 12D 81R, 39D Marco Rubio (R) 19R, 6D
2012
2013 26R, 14D 76R, 44D 17R, 10D
75R, 45D
2014 Carlos López-Cantera
Year Governor Lt. Governor Sec. of State Attorney General Comptroller Treasurer Comm. of Ed. Comm. of Ag. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
CFO
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Died in office; committed suicide due to the pending defeat of the Confederate States of America.
  2. ^ a b As president of state Senate, filled unexpired term.
  3. ^ Resigned from office to go into hiding from approaching Union troops.
  4. ^ Appointed by President Andrew Johnson following the American Civil War.
  5. ^ Appointed by Johnson during Reconstruction.
  6. ^ Was popularly elected; assumed office on June 8, 1868. It was not until July 4, 1868, however, that the military commander of Florida, still under Reconstruction, recognized the validity of the state constitution and the election.
  7. ^ a b c d Died in office.
  8. ^ a b c As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  9. ^ Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected in his own right.
  10. ^ Resigned in order to accept appointment to the Florida Supreme Court.
  11. ^ a b Appointed by governor to fill vacancy.
  12. ^ First lieutenant governor under the state constitution of 1968 and the state's first lieutenant governor since 1889. Appointed by Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr.
  13. ^ Resigned in order to run for governor.
  14. ^ Resigned to take elected seat in the United States Senate.
  15. ^ Beginning in 2003, office was no longer elected but, rather, appointed.

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