A general election was held in the U.S. state of Florida, on November 4, 2014.

State elections

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Main article: 2014 Florida gubernatorial election

Incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott and Lieutenant Governor Carlos López-Cantera sought re-election. Scott faced Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder, a conservative activist and candidate for governor in 1998 and Yinka Adeshina, a pharmacist, in the Republican primary.[1] Scott and López-Cantera faced former Republican governor and independent candidate for Senate in 2010 Democrat Charlie Crist and Annette Taddeo-Goldstein in the general election.[2] Scott was re-elected to a second term.

Attorney General

Main article: 2014 Florida Attorney General election

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi sought re-election and won the Republican primary unopposed.[3] Other candidates include Democrats George Sheldon, former Assistant U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for Children and Families[4] and Perry E. Thurston, Jr., Minority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives.[5] Sheldon won the primary, but lost the general election to Bondi.[6]

State Commissioner of Agriculture

Main article: 2014 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture election

Incumbent Republican Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam sought re-election and won the Republican primary unopposed.[7] Democrat Thad Hamilton, Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor and Independent candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture in 2010 won the Democratic primary unopposed.[7] Putnam was re-elected to a second term.[6]

State Chief Financial Officer

Main article: 2014 Florida Chief Financial Officer election

Incumbent Republican Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater sought re-election and won the Republican primary unopposed.[8] He faced Democrat Will Rankin, a former Ohio Treasury officer and businessman in the general election. Atwater was re-elected to a second term.

Florida Senate

Main article: 2014 Florida Senate elections

20 of the 40 seats in the Florida Senate were up for election. The Republican Party of Florida won a majority of seats.

Florida House of Representatives

Main article: 2014 Florida House of Representatives election

The Republican Party of Florida won a majority of seats.

Federal elections

United States House of Representatives

Main article: United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014

See also: 2014 United States House of Representatives elections

All of Florida's twenty-seven seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election. Gwen Graham defeated incumbent Steve Southerland in Florida's 2nd congressional district. Carlos Curbelo defeated incumbent Joe Garcia in Florida's 26th congressional district. No other seats changed hand.

References

  1. ^ Bousquet, Steve (June 16, 2014). "Gov. Scott draws two Republican challengers in re-election bid". Miami Herald. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Ex-GOP Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist to run for job as Democrat". Politico. Associated Press. November 1, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Tia Mitchell (July 1, 2013). "AG Pam Bondi files for re-election". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on August 17, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  4. ^ Brendan Farrington (October 21, 2013). "Sheldon seeks to challenge Attorney General Bondi". Miami Herald. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  5. ^ Matt Dixon (October 26, 2013). "Perry Thurston gets in AG race". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  6. ^ a b The Associated Press. "Pam Bondi re-elected as Florida attorney general". ABC Local 10.
  7. ^ a b Jeff Henderson (July 11, 2013). "Adam Putnam builds for 2014 and the future". Sunshine State News. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  8. ^ Adam C. Smith (October 22, 2013). "Meet William Rankin, the Dem challenging CFO Atwater". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on November 29, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013.