There could be a major shift in those who hold public office in Florida from the 2022 general election. Besides one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats being up for grabs, all the U.S. House of Representative seats will be available to all comers.
On the state level, it could be more dramatic as the Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Office, Commissioner of Agriculture, all the state senator and all the state representatives will be up for election. This could be the opportunity Libertarians and other “minor party” candidates have been waiting for to become a major party in Florida.
Although the qualification period is not until June 2022, many have already announced their intention to run and filed the proper paperwork for many of the offices available in the November 2022 general election. Seven candidates have announced their intention to be Florida’s next U.S. Senator (3 Democrats, 1 Republican, and 3 with no party affiliation). All 26 seats to represent Florida in the U.S. House have candidates seeking to fill those seats.
Looking at the state level public office seats, ten candidates have filed to be Florida’s next governor (6 Democrats, 3 no party affiliation, 1 Republican). In the Florida State Senate, those who have filed for the 40 available seats are mostly those currently in office, with only a few challengers at this point. A similar scenario remains for the 120 seats available in the Florida State House of Representatives, as the incumbents have few challengers.