State Representative (FL-83)

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020


A Florida State House Representative serves in the lower house of the bicameral Florida State Legislature. The House has 120 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 157,000 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year term, and while there is no limit on the number of times a Florida house member may serve, after serving four 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 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 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:

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