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 21N 47N
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 16R, 8D 37R, 15D
1870 Edmund C. Weeks (R) Sherman Conant
1871 Samuel T. Day (R) J.B.C. Drew 11R, 10D[7] 23R, 20D[8]
1872 H. Bisbee, Jr.
J.P.C. Emmons
1873 Ossian B. Hart (R)[9] Marcellus Stearns (R) Samuel B. Mclin William A. Cocke Clayton Cowgill Charles H. Foster 13R, 11D 29R, 23D
1874
Marcellus Sterns (R)[10] vacant
1875 12D, 12R 28D, 24R
1876
1877 George F. Drew (D) Noble A. Hull (D) William D. Bloxham (D) George P. Raney (D) Columbus Drew Walter H. Gwynn (D) 15D, 9R 31D, 21R
1878
1879 25D, 7R 46D, 28R, 1I, 1 tied
1880 Frederick W. A. Rankin, Jr.
1881 William D. Bloxham (D) L. W. Bethel John Lovic Crawford[9] William D. Barnes Henry A. L'Engle 27D, 5R 58D, 18R
1882
1883 17D, 9I, 6R 34D, 27R, 15I[11]
1884
1885 Edward A. Perry (R) Milton Mabry C.M. Cooper Edward S. Crill 17D, 8I, 7R 48D, 25R, 3I
1886
1887 24D, 5R, 3I 55D, 13R, 8I
1888
1889 Francis P. Fleming (D) William Bailey Lamar (D) Francis J. Pons 27D, 5R 58D, 9R, 9I
1890 William D. Bloxham (D)
1891 E. J. Triay 31D, 1R 76D
1892
1893 Henry L. Mitchell (D) Clarence B. Collins
1894
1895 31D, 1P 74D, 1R, 1I
1896
1897 William D. Bloxham (D) William H. Reynolds James B. Whitfield (D) 63D, 3R, 2I
1898
1899 32D 68D
1900
1901 William S. Jennings (D) A. C. Croom
1902 Henry Clay Crawford (D)[12]
1903 James B. Whitfield (D) William V. Knott (D) 67D, 1R
1904 W.H. Ellis
1905 Napoleon B. Broward (D) 68D
1906
1907 67D, 1 Soc.
1908
1909 Albert W. Gilchrist (D) Park Trammell (D)
1910
1911 68D
1912 William V. Knott (D) J.C. Luning (D)
1913 Park Trammell (D) Thomas F. West 71D
1914
1915 73D
1916
1917 Sidney Johnston Catts (P) Van C. Swearingen Ernest Amos 74D, 1R Park Trammell (D) 4D
1918
1919 77D
1920
1921 Cary A. Hardee (D) Rivers Buford
1922
1923 Nathan Mayo (D)
1924
1925 John W. Martin (D) J.B. Johnson 84D
1926 87D[13]
1927 Fred Henry Davis (D) 95D
1928 William V. Knott (D)
1929 Doyle E. Carlton (D) William Monroe Igou 37D, 1R 93D, 2R
1930 Robert Andrew Gray
1931 Cary D. Landis 38D 95D
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 David Sholtz (D) James Martin Lee 94D, 1R 5D
1934
1935 95D
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 94D, 1R
1948 Harry Truman and Alben Barkley (D) Green tickY
1949 Fuller Warren (D) Richard Ervin (D)[14] 95D
1950
1951 92D, 3R George Smathers (D)
1952 Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 Daniel T. McCarty (D)[9] 37D, 1R 90D, 5R 8D
Charley Eugene Johns (D)[2]
1954
1955 LeRoy Collins (D) Ray E. Green 89D, 6R 7D, 1R
1956
1957
1958
1959 92D, 3R
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) 88D, 7R
1962
1963 41D, 2R[15] 109D, 16R[16] 10D, 2R
1964 James W. Kynes (D)[17] Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 W. Haydon Burns (D) Earl Faircloth (D) Fred Otis Dickinson Broward Williams 102D, 10R
1966
1967 Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (R) 28D, 20R[18] 80D, 39R[19] 9D, 3R
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969 Ray C. Osborn (R)[20] 32D, 16R 77D, 42R Edward J. Gurney (R)
1970
1971 Reubin Askew (D) Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. (D) Richard Stone (D) Robert Shevin (D) 33D, 15R 81D, 38R Lawton Chiles (D)
1972
1973 25D, 14R, 1I 77D, 43R 11D, 4R
1974
1975 J. H. Williams (D) Bruce Smathers (D)[21] Gerald A. Lewis (D) Philip F. Ashler 27D, 12R, 1I 86D, 34R Richard Stone (D) 10D, 5R
1976 Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (D) Green tickY
1977 30D, 9R, 1I 92D, 28R
1978 Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. (D)[17]
1979 Bob Graham (D)[22] Wayne Mixson (D) George Firestone (D) James C. Smith (D) Bill Gunter (D) 29D, 11R 89D, 31R 12D, 3R
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 27D, 13R 81D, 39R Paula Hawkins (R) 11D, 4R
1982
1983 32D, 8R 84D, 36R 13D, 6R
1984
1985 31D, 9R 77D, 43R 12D, 7R
1986 30D, 10R[23]
1987 Wayne Mixson (D)[10] vacant James C. Smith (R) Bob Butterworth (D) Betty Castor (D) 25D, 15R 73D, 47R Bob Graham (D)
Bob Martinez (R) Bobby Brantley (R)
1988 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Tom Gallagher (R) 23D, 17R 70D, 50R Connie Mack III (R) 11R, 8D
1990
1991 Lawton Chiles (D)[9] Buddy MacKay (D) 74D, 46R 10R, 9D
1992 22D, 18R George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Red XN
1993 20D, 20R[24] 71D, 49R 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 61R, 59D
1998 66R, 54D[25]
1999 Buddy MacKay (D)[10] vacant Katherine Harris (R) Tom Gallagher (R) 23R, 17D 73R, 47D
Jeb Bush (R) Frank Brogan (R)
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2001 Tom Gallagher (R) Charlie Crist (R) Charles H. Bronson (R) 25R, 15D 77R, 43D Bill Nelson (D)
2002 Richard E. Doran
2003 Toni Jennings (R) appointed position [26] Charlie Crist (R) Tom Gallagher (R) appointed position 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 (R)
2015 81R, 39D
2016
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

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  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. ^ The Legislature rejected the returns from three Senate districts; had they been admitted, the Senate would have been tied 12-12.
  8. ^ The Legislature rejected the returns from nine House districts; had they been admitted, the House would have had a 28-23 Democrat majority with 1 Independent.
  9. ^ a b c d Died in office.
  10. ^ a b c As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  11. ^ Though not winning enough seats to form an outright majority, the Democrats received enough votes to claim the Speakership and organize the House.
  12. ^ Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected in his own right.
  13. ^ Three counties were added to the state in 1925 after the Legislature started, adding three seats to the House mid-term.
  14. ^ Resigned in order to accept appointment to the Florida Supreme Court.
  15. ^ Due to the effects of Baker vs. Carr, the 1962 midterms were thrown out by a court, and a redistricting was conducted with new elections thereafter. The original results for the Senate yielded a 37-1 Democrat majority.
  16. ^ Due to the effects of Baker vs. Carr, the 1962 midterms were thrown out by a court, and a redistricting was conducted with new elections thereafter. The original results for the House yielded a 90-5 Democrat majority.
  17. ^ a b Appointed by governor to fill vacancy.
  18. ^ Due to additional efforts to satisfy "one man, one vote"-style redistricting failing, the 1966 midterms were thrown out by a court, and a redistricting by the judiciary was conducted with new elections thereafter. The original results for the Senate yielded a 37-11 Democrat majority.
  19. ^ Due to additional efforts to satisfy "one man, one vote"-style redistricting failing, the 1966 midterms were thrown out by a court, and a redistricting by the judiciary was conducted with new elections thereafter. The original results for the House yielded a 91-26 Democrat majority.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ Resigned in order to run for governor.
  22. ^ Resigned to take elected seat in the United States Senate.
  23. ^ Republican Ander Crenshaw won a special election to a vacant seat, flipping the seat from the Democrats to the Republicans.
  24. ^ Due to the split chamber, the Republicans and the Democrats worked out a deal where the GOP received the Senate Presidency in 1993, and the Democrats received it in 1994.
  25. ^ Several members switched parties in between the 1996 and 1998 elections.
  26. ^ Beginning in 2003, office was no longer elected but, rather, appointed.

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