Current delegation

Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845, and elects its U.S. senators to class 1 and class 3. Florida's U.S. Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1861, due to its secession from the Union. They were filled again in July 1868. The state is currently represented by Republicans Marco Rubio (serving since 2011) and Rick Scott (serving since 2019). Duncan U. Fletcher was Florida's longest-serving senator (1909–1936).

List of senators

Class 1

Class 1 senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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Class 3

Class 3 senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2004, 2010, 2016, and 2022. The next election will be in 2028.

# Senator Party Dates in office Electoral history T T Electoral history Dates in office Party Senator #
1
David Levy Yulee
Democratic Jul 1, 1845 –
Mar 3, 1851
Elected in 1845.
Lost re-election.
1 29th 1 Elected in 1845.
Retired.
Jul 1, 1845 –
Mar 3, 1849
Democratic James Westcott 1
30th
31st 2 Elected in 1848.
Retired.
Mar 4, 1849 –
Mar 3, 1855
Whig
Jackson Morton
2
2
Stephen Mallory
Democratic Mar 4, 1851 –
Jan 21, 1861[1]
Elected in 1851. 2 32nd
33rd
34th 3 Elected in 1855.
Withdrew.[1]
Mar 4, 1855 –
Jan 21, 1861[1]
Democratic
David Levy Yulee
3
Re-elected in 1857.
Withdrew.[1]
3 35th
36th
Vacant Jan 21, 1861 –
Jun 17, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction. Civil War and Reconstruction. Jan 21, 1861[1]
Jun 25, 1868
Vacant
37th 4
4 38th
39th
40th 5
3
Adonijah Welch
Republican Jun 17, 1868 –
Mar 3, 1869
Elected to finish term.
Retired.
Elected to finish term.
Retired.
Jun 25, 1868 –
Mar 3, 1873
Republican
Thomas W. Osborn
4
4
Abijah Gilbert
Republican Mar 4, 1869 –
Mar 3, 1875
Elected in 1868 or 1869.
Retired.
5 41st
42nd
43rd 6 Elected in 1872 or 1873.
Retired.
Mar 4, 1873 –
Mar 3, 1879
Republican
Simon B. Conover
5
5
Charles W. Jones
Democratic Mar 4, 1875 –
Mar 3, 1887
Elected in 1875. 6 44th
45th
46th 7 Elected in 1879.[2] Mar 4, 1879 –
Mar 3, 1891
Democratic
Wilkinson Call
6
Re-elected in 1881.
Retired.
7 47th
48th
49th 8 Elected in 1885.[3]
Vacant Mar 4, 1887 –
May 19, 1887
  8 50th
6
Samuel Pasco
Democratic May 19, 1887 –
Apr 18, 1899
Elected late to finish term in 1887.
51st
52nd 9 Legislature failed to elect. Mar 4, 1891 –
May 26, 1891
Vacant
Elected late in 1891.[4]
Retired.
May 26, 1891 –
Mar 3, 1897
Democratic
Wilkinson Call
Appointed to begin next term as legislature had failed to elect.
Elected in 1893 to finish term.[5]
9 53rd
54th
55th 10 Legislature failed to elect. Mar 4, 1897 –
May 13, 1897
Vacant
Elected late in 1897.[6] May 14, 1897 –
Dec 23, 1907
Democratic
Stephen Mallory II
7
Appointed to begin next term as legislature had failed to elect.
Lost election to finish term.
10 56th
Vacant Apr 18, 1899 –
Apr 20, 1899
 
7
James Taliaferro
Democratic Apr 20, 1899 –
Mar 3, 1911
Elected to finish Pasco's term.[5]
57th
58th 11 Appointed to begin the term as legislature had failed to elect.
Elected in 1903 to finish term.[5]
Died.
Appointed to begin the term as legislature had failed to elect.[5]
Re-elected in 1905 to finish term.[5]
Lost re-election.
11 59th
60th
  Dec 23, 1907 –
Dec 26, 1907
Vacant
Appointed to finish Mallory's term.
Died.
Dec 26, 1907 –
Mar 22, 1908
Democratic
William James Bryan
8
  Mar 22, 1908 –
Mar 27, 1908
Vacant
Appointed to finish Mallory's term.
Retired.
Mar 27, 1908 –
Mar 3, 1909
Democratic
William Hall Milton
9
61st 12 Appointed to begin the term.[5]
Elected in 1909 to finish the term.
Mar 4, 1909 –
Jun 17, 1936
Democratic
Duncan U. Fletcher
10
8
Nathan P. Bryan
Democratic Mar 4, 1911 –
Mar 3, 1917
Appointed to begin the term.[5]
Elected in 1911 to finish the term.[5]
Lost renomination.
12 62nd
63rd
64th 13 Re-elected in 1914.
9
Park Trammell
Democratic Mar 4, 1917 –
May 8, 1936
Elected in 1916. 13 65th
66th
67th 14 Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922. 14 68th
69th
70th 15 Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928. 15 71st
72nd
73rd 16 Re-elected in 1932.
Died.
Re-elected in 1934.
Died.
16 74th
Vacant May 8, 1936 –
May 26, 1936
 
10
Scott Loftin
Democratic May 26, 1936 –
Nov 3, 1936
Appointed to continue Trammell's term.
Successor elected.
  Jun 17, 1936 –
Jul 1, 1936
Vacant
Appointed to continue Fletcher's term.
Retired when successor qualified.
Jul 1, 1936 –
Nov 3, 1936
Democratic
William Luther Hill
11
11
Charles O. Andrews
Democratic Nov 4, 1936 –
Sep 18, 1946
Elected to finish Trammell's term. Elected to finish Fletcher's term. Nov 4, 1936 –
Jan 3, 1951
Democratic
Claude Pepper
12
75th
76th 17 Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Died.
17 77th
78th
79th 18 Re-elected in 1944.
Lost renomination.
Vacant Sep 18, 1946 –
Sep 25, 1946
 
12
Spessard Holland
Democratic Sep 25, 1946 –
Jan 3, 1971
Appointed to finish Andrews's term.[5]
Elected in 1946. 18 80th
81st
82nd 19 Elected in 1950. Jan 3, 1951 –
Jan 3, 1969
Democratic
George Smathers
13
Re-elected in 1952. 19 83rd
84th
85th 20 Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958. 20 86th
87th
88th 21 Re-elected in 1962.
Retired.
Re-elected in 1964.
Retired.
21 89th
90th
91st 22 Elected in 1968.
Retired and resigned early.
Jan 3, 1969 –
Dec 31, 1974
Republican
Edward Gurney
14
13
Lawton Chiles
Democratic Jan 3, 1971 –
Jan 3, 1989
Elected in 1970. 22 92nd
93rd
Appointed to finish Gurney's term, having been elected to the next term. Jan 1, 1975 –
Dec 31, 1980
Democratic
Richard Stone
15
94th 23 Elected in 1974.
Lost renomination and resigned early.
Re-elected in 1976. 23 95th
96th
Appointed to finish Stone's term, having been elected to the next term. Jan 1, 1981 –
Jan 3, 1987
Republican
Paula Hawkins
16
97th 24 Elected in 1980.
Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1982.
Retired.
24 98th
99th
100th 25 Elected in 1986. Jan 3, 1987 –
Jan 3, 2005
Democratic
Bob Graham
17
14
Connie Mack III
Republican Jan 3, 1989 –
Jan 3, 2001
Elected in 1988. 25 101st
102nd
103rd 26 Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
26 104th
105th
106th 27 Re-elected in 1998.
Retired.
15
Bill Nelson
Democratic Jan 3, 2001 –
Jan 3, 2019
Elected in 2000. 27 107th
108th
109th 28 Elected in 2004.
Resigned.
Jan 3, 2005 –
Sep 9, 2009
Republican
Mel Martínez
18
Re-elected in 2006. 28 110th
111th
Appointed to finish Martínez's term.
Retired.
Sep 9, 2009 –
Jan 3, 2011[7]
Republican
George LeMieux
19
112th 29 Elected in 2010. Jan 3, 2011 –
present
Republican
Marco Rubio
20
Re-elected in 2012.
Lost re-election.
29 113th
114th
115th 30 Re-elected in 2016.
Vacant Jan 3, 2019 –
Jan 8, 2019
  30 116th
16
Rick Scott
Republican Jan 8, 2019 –
present
Elected in 2018.
Delayed his inauguration to finish his term as Governor of Florida.
117th
118th 31 Re-elected in 2022.
To be determined in the 2024 election. 31 119th
120th
121st 32 To be determined in the 2028 election.
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T C T Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 1 Class 3


See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Mallory and Yulee, along with several other senators, announced they were withdrawing from the Senate on January 21, 1861, due to their states' decisions to secede from the Union. Mallory's seat was declared vacant by the Senate on March 14, 1861, but Yulee's was already vacant because his term ended at noon on March 4, 1861.
  2. ^ "THE FLORIDA SENATORSHIP". The New York Times. January 22, 1879. p. 1.
  3. ^ "SELECTING NEW SENATORS". The New York Times. January 20, 1885. p. 1.
  4. ^ "CALL DECLARED ELECTED". May 26, 1891. p. 1.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Byrd, p. 93.
  6. ^ "MALLORY ELECTED SENATOR". The New York Times. May 15, 1897. p. 12.
  7. ^ "Senators of the United States 1789-present, A chronological list of senators since the First Congress in 1789" (PDF). Senate Historical Office. April 17, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2017.