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The 2018 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Florida will take place on November 6, 2018. Voters will elect 27 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts. Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds 16 of the 27 congressional seats from Florida.

Candidate Filing Deadline       Primary Election         General Election

May 4, 2018                              August 28, 2018          November 6, 2018

Underlined candidates have filed with the state

District 6 - Incumbent Ron DeSantis (R)

Robert Coffman - I want to offer the voters of Florida District 6 a candidate who is concerned with the practical issues of governance, policy-making, and legislating, not by bringing governance to a halt.

Nancy Soderburg - I am running to fight for us — the people of Florida. Good jobs that pay a living wage, our children’s education, and a secure retirement. It’s time for your voice to be heard in Washington.

Stephen Sevigny (D) - Sevigny will run as a Democratic candidate for Congress, District 6 on an agenda of available, affordable high quality health care and creating opportunities for small businesses

John Upchurch (D) - Upchurch believes “our community needs stronger representation in Washington by someone who knows our area inside and out”

Other candidates

Ron DeSantis - Incumbent

Fred Costello - Former state rep

Jimmy Johns

Jeremy Kelly

Michael Waltz

John Ward

District  7  - Incumbent Stephanie Murphy  (D)

Chardo Richardson - When it comes to serving people, Chardo is ready to do whatever it takes as Florida's District 7 Congressional Representative. There is nothing he won't do to advance the objectives of those that are disadvantaged, persecuted, under paid, unrepresented, or unheard. In order to right our ship, Chardo is focused on the one thing that he knows for sure works in resolving conflict, hatred, division, and distrust; he will be the opposite of it. “If we change us, we can change the world.”​

Stephanie Murphy - U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy proudly represents central Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is a former educator, businesswoman, and national security specialist.

Congresswoman Murphy is working to create jobs, strengthen our Armed Forces, and take care of our veterans as a member of the powerful House Armed Services Committee. She is also vigorously promoting central Florida entrepreneurs and small businesses as a member of the House Small Business Committee.


Mark Busch

Vennia Francois

Mike Miller - State Rep.

Scott Sturgill -

Patrick Weingart

District 8 – Incumbent – Bill Posey (R)

Dena Grayson (Alan Grayson wife see dist. 11)

Sanjay Patel - As your Congressman, I will work to build prosperity for Florida’s families, guarantee healthcare for all Americans, protect our land, air and our water, and reform our immigration policy to reflect America’s deepest values.


Bill Posey - Incumbent

District 9 ·   Incumbent   Darren Soto (D)

Darren Soto – While serving in the Florida Legislature for the past eight years, Darren worked to bring high-paying, high tech jobs to Central Florida; protect our clean air, land, and water; expand and protect health care; help families facing foreclosure; and improve education.


Sean Buchan

Wayne Liebnitzky

District 10 – Incumbent   Val Demmings (D)

Val Demings – Our current leadership in Washington is not willing to make sacrifices like my parents to ensure everyone has the same chance I did. With my experience and background I can bring change to Washington to better our country and create opportunities for the next generation.



Benjamin Robert Leon

Richard Baptiste

District 11 – Incumbent  Daniel Webster (R)

Sam Allen

  Alan Grayson –  Alan Grayson is a former U.S. Representative (D-Orlando) and current congressional candidate.

Dana Cottrell

Jim Henry   -

Dave Koller - I represent a return to our Core American Values.
By putting people first, we build safer communities, empower our children through education and leadership, and provide security and dignity for our seniors and Veterans.
We need to stop the writing of laws that solely promote and benefit business at the expense of the people. We need to create opportunity, not stifle small business.
This is how a government by the people, for the people, is supposed to function

Ronald Reid - Why am I running?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. For years we have elected members of the political elite handpicked by their party’s leadership to represent us in Congress and found to no real surprise that despite their promises to represent our interest they have represented their own and the special interest groups that funnel money into their campaigns. This has to stop now!


Daniel Webster - Incumbent

District 12 -  Incumbent Gus Bilirakis (R)

Chris Hunter – American service is an enduring promise that crosses generations, connects us to one another, and inspires hope. When we serve our country and one another, we put our shared American values into action.

Stephen Perenich – I am the non-politician candidate, running to reset the relationship between the American people and our government. I will not accept special interest money and I will not sling mud against my opponents. But I will absolutely and relentlessly fight for the working women and men of our district so that we can leave this world better than we found it: for ourselves, for our children, and for our grandchildren. I invite you to join me in this Revolution by Democracy.

Angelika Purkis (Independent) - Started working in my neighborhood. Quickly realized that this very same work needs to be done all around our counties, all over the state, and almost everywhere in the nation. Our government, at all levels has been building us into pantomime boxes that appear to have no way out. Many have lost hope. Lets ask WHY? Then get out of the box together and get it done, because ....


Robert Tager -  I know the pains of unemployment, low wages, high student loan debt, preexisting medical condition, and struggling to just make ends meet. I fear the future for my family and yours if forward thinking, "Progressive" ideals are not implemented.


Kimberly Walker - Why am I running? I am committed because I love and am invested in my fellow Americans. I desire what is best for all of us. What does that mean? I believe healthcare is a right not a privilege. I want to ensure our public schools are better funded and our teachers get the pay they deserve. Like most Americans I object to politicians putting party and special interest groups over what is best for the country. More importantly, as a solider I swore to support and defend the constitution and the people of the United States of America. As a Congresswomen I would uphold these values.



Gus M. Bilirakis - Incumbent

District 15  Incumbent - Dennis Ross  (R)

Phil Hornback - Teacher & Coach | Small Businessman | Community Leader

Andrew Learned:  Andrew is a local small-business owner and a veteran Naval Officer of 8-years and three Middle East deployments. He’s an Ironman athlete, fan of all things Tampa sports, and now he's running for Congress.

Cameron Magnuson - Brandon, Florida native wanting to make a positive change in his community.


Raymond Pena Jr. I believe in the principle of reciprocity as an attribute of a true leader. My Puerto Rican father and Cuban mother taught me from an early age to give back to my community and country.

James Gregory Pilkington - I want to be your Congressman because I know that I can negotiate on the behalf of the people of the 15th District to ensure that our economic and community needs are met. In the past, our representatives have failed to do this.

Jeffrey Rabinowitz -

Greg Williams - GET TO KNOW GREG Many of you know me either as a college professor, a local activist, as Santa Clause, or as the father of the two most, amazing young women in the world. You’ve met me volunteering in the community, protesting for equality, feeding the hungry, and supporting our local businesses. Words are great and social media allows us to feel like someone cares about what we say, but for me, it is and always has been about living your words and putting action behind the beliefs you espouse.


Loretta "Leah Lax" Miller