Florida Attorney General

Employer / Organization

Florida

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jun 04, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018

Description

The Florida Attorney General presides as the highest ranking legal officer in the state, leading the Florida Department of Legal Affairs. Primary responsibilities of the position include, the enforcement of state consumer protection and antitrust laws, civil and criminal prosecution, serving as legal counsel representing the state in cases of litigation, and developing legal opinions at the request of public officials. Additionally, the attorney general serves in the governor’s cabinet and provides advisement on the constitutionality of different pieces of legislation. The attorney general serves a four-year term, and there is no limit on the number of terms served. The salary for this position is $128,872 per year.

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 71st 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 2018 contest these dates are tentatively scheduled for June 4th, 2018 and June 22nd, 2018. 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