Florida’s 2018 Political Landscape
This past legislative session, nearly half of Florida’s 155 lawmakers earned an “A” in the Florida Chamber Annual Legislative Report Card — up from 14 in 2017. While this is a step in the right direction, Florida still has a long way to go. One of the biggest risks we face is a divided business community and with an upcoming election, stakes are high. Florida’s governor, cabinet and legislative members are up for election, and the Florida Chamber will continue to look past partisan politics and fight for leaders that put jobs first. Our next governor will have a major impact on Florida’s future, which is why it’s imperative that we get involved like our future depends on it… because it actually does.
Here’s How the 2018 General Election Will Shape Up:
- All 120 Florida House seats are up for election,
- 20 Florida Senate seats (all even numbered) are up for election,
- All 27 U.S. House seats are up for election,
- One U.S. Senate seat is up for election,
- Approximately 2,500 local races,
- 5-10 expected Constitutional Amendments,
- Florida’s Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner of Agriculture are up for election and,
- Florida’s Governor is up for election.
Florida’s Voters Are Changing
In preparation for the upcoming campaign season, we must continue to watch for personal injury trial lawyers, government unions, irresponsible environmentalists and out-of state billionaires with special interest agendas attempting to bankroll their candidates into office.