State Senator (FL-23)

Employer / Organization

Florida State Senate District 23

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jun 01, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020

Description

A Florida State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Florida State Legislature. Florida has 40 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 470,000 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Florida senator serves a four-year term, and while there is no limit on the number of times a senator may serve, after serving two sequential terms, that individual must remain out of office for at least one election cycle to regain eligibility. The salary of the position is $29,687 per year in addition to $129 per day (per diem) for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Florida Department of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the party affiliated qualifying papers or the non-party affiliated qualifying papers and submit the qualifying papers to the Florida Department of State Division of Elections. The application must be accompanied by either a qualifying fee or petition papers in lieu of a qualifying fee. 3) Submit the application accompanied by either the qualifying fee or petition papers between noon of the 85th day prior to the primary election, but not later than noon of the 67th day prior to the primary election. (A recent change to Florida election laws allows for the filing documents to be accepted two weeks prior to the 71st day, which is the day we have listed on this site.) For the 2020 contest these dates are June 1st, 2020 and June 19th, 2020. If you have any questions please contact the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections by phone at 850-245-6240. State Qualifying Handbook: http://dos.myflorida.com/media/695458/state-qualifying-handbook.pdf

Submit application to:
Florida Department of State, Division of Elections, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-0250, US