Political party strength in Florida
- Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary of State
- Attorney General
- State Treasurer/Insurance Commissioner/Fire Marshal, Comptroller, and Chief Financial Officer
- Commissioner of Agriculture
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- State Senate
- State House of Representatives
- State delegation to the U.S. Senate
- State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
|Year||Executive offices||State Legislature||United States Congress||Electoral College votes|
|Governor||Lt. Governor||Sec. of State||Attorney General||Comptroller||Treasurer||Comm. of Ed.||Comm. of Ag.||State Senate||State House||U.S. Senator (Class I)||U.S. Senator (Class III)||U.S. House|
|1845||William D. Moseley (D)||no such office||James T. Archer (D)||Joseph Branch||Nathanial P. Bemis||Benjamin Byrd||no such office||no such office||unknown||unknown||David Levy Yulee||James Westcott|
|1846||Augustus Maxwell (D)||Hugh Archer|
|1847||Nathanial P. Bemis|
|1848||Augustus Maxwell (D)||James T. Archer (D)||Simon Towle||William R. Hayward|
|1849||Thomas Brown (W)||Charles W. Downing, Jr.||David P. Hogue|
|1851||John Beard||Stephen Mallory|
|1853||James E. Broome (D)||Frederick L. Villepigue||Mariano D. Papy||Vacant|
|1854||Theodore W. Brevard|
|James T. Archer (D)|
|1855||Theodore W. Brevard|
|1857||Madison S. Perry (D)|
|1860||Robert C. Williams|
|1861||John Milton (D)||John B. Galbraith||Vacant|
|1863||Benjamin F. Allen||Walter Gwynn|
|1865||Abraham K. Allison (D)|
|William Marvin (N)|
|1866||David S. Walker (C)||William W. J. Kelly (R)||John Beard||21N||47N|
|1868||George J. Alden||Charles H. Austin|
|Harrison Reed (R)||William Henry Gleason (R)||Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs (R)||James Westcott, Jr. (D)||Robert H. Gamble||Simon B. Conover||Adonijah Welch|
|1869||vacant||A. R. Meek||16R, 8D||37R, 15D|
|1870||Edmund C. Weeks (R)||Sherman Conant|
|1871||Samuel T. Day (R)||J.B.C. Drew||11R, 10D||23R, 20D|
|1872||H. Bisbee, Jr.|
|1873||Ossian B. Hart (R)||Marcellus Stearns (R)||Samuel B. Mclin||William A. Cocke||Clayton Cowgill||Charles H. Foster||13R, 11D||29R, 23D|
|Marcellus Sterns (R)||vacant|
|1875||12D, 12R||28D, 24R|
|1877||George F. Drew (D)||Noble A. Hull (D)||William D. Bloxham (D)||George P. Raney (D)||Columbus Drew||Walter H. Gwynn (D)||15D, 9R||31D, 21R|
|1879||25D, 7R||46D, 28R, 1I, 1 tied|
|1880||Frederick W. A. Rankin, Jr.|
|1881||William D. Bloxham (D)||L. W. Bethel||John Lovic Crawford||William D. Barnes||Henry A. L'Engle||27D, 5R||58D, 18R|
|1883||17D, 9I, 6R||34D, 27R, 15I|
|1885||Edward A. Perry (R)||Milton Mabry||C.M. Cooper||Edward S. Crill||17D, 8I, 7R||48D, 25R, 3I|
|1887||24D, 5R, 3I||55D, 13R, 8I|
|1889||Francis P. Fleming (D)||William Bailey Lamar (D)||Francis J. Pons||27D, 5R||58D, 9R, 9I|
|1890||William D. Bloxham (D)|
|1891||E. J. Triay||31D, 1R||76D|
|1893||Henry L. Mitchell (D)||Clarence B. Collins|
|1895||31D, 1P||74D, 1R, 1I|
|1897||William D. Bloxham (D)||William H. Reynolds||James B. Whitfield (D)||63D, 3R, 2I|
|1901||William S. Jennings (D)||A. C. Croom|
|1902||Henry Clay Crawford (D)|
|1903||James B. Whitfield (D)||William V. Knott (D)||67D, 1R|
|1905||Napoleon B. Broward (D)||68D|
|1907||67D, 1 Soc.|
|1909||Albert W. Gilchrist (D)||Park Trammell (D)|
|1912||William V. Knott (D)||J.C. Luning (D)|
|1913||Park Trammell (D)||Thomas F. West||71D|
|1917||Sidney Johnston Catts (P)||Van C. Swearingen||Ernest Amos||74D, 1R||Park Trammell (D)||4D|
|1921||Cary A. Hardee (D)||Rivers Buford|
|1923||Nathan Mayo (D)|
|1925||John W. Martin (D)||J.B. Johnson||84D|
|1927||Fred Henry Davis (D)||95D|
|1928||William V. Knott (D)|
|1929||Doyle E. Carlton (D)||William Monroe Igou||37D, 1R||93D, 2R|
|1930||Robert Andrew Gray|
|1931||Cary D. Landis||38D||95D|
|1932||Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D)|
|1933||David Sholtz (D)||James Martin Lee||94D, 1R||5D|
|1936||Scott Loftin (D)||William Luther Hill (D)|
|1937||Fred P. Cone (D)||Charles O. Andrews (D)||Claude Pepper (D)|
|1938||George Couper Gibbs|
|1940||Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D)|
|1941||Spessard Holland (D)||J. Thomas Watson (D)||J. Edwin Larson|
|1944||Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D)|
|1945||Millard F. Caldwell (D)|
|1946||Clarence M. Gay||Spessard Holland (D)|
|1948||Harry Truman and Alben Barkley (D)|
|1949||Fuller Warren (D)||Richard Ervin (D)||95D|
|1951||92D, 3R||George Smathers (D)|
|1952||Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R)|
|1953||Daniel T. McCarty (D)||37D, 1R||90D, 5R||8D|
|Charley Eugene Johns (D)|
|1955||LeRoy Collins (D)||Ray E. Green||89D, 6R||7D, 1R|
|1960||Lee Thompson (D)||Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) N|
|1961||C. Farris Bryant (D)||Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. (D)||Doyle Conner (D)||88D, 7R|
|1963||41D, 2R||109D, 16R||10D, 2R|
|1964||James W. Kynes (D)||Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D)|
|1965||W. Haydon Burns (D)||Earl Faircloth (D)||Fred Otis Dickinson||Broward Williams||102D, 10R|
|1967||Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (R)||28D, 20R||80D, 39R||9D, 3R|
|1968||Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R)|
|1969||Ray C. Osborn (R)||32D, 16R||77D, 42R||Edward J. Gurney (R)|
|1971||Reubin Askew (D)||Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. (D)||Richard Stone (D)||Robert Shevin (D)||33D, 15R||81D, 38R||Lawton Chiles (D)|
|1973||25D, 14R, 1I||77D, 43R||11D, 4R|
|1975||J. H. Williams (D)||Bruce Smathers (D)||Gerald A. Lewis (D)||Philip F. Ashler||27D, 12R, 1I||86D, 34R||Richard Stone (D)||10D, 5R|
|1976||Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (D)|
|1977||30D, 9R, 1I||92D, 28R|
|1978||Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. (D)|
|1979||Bob Graham (D)||Wayne Mixson (D)||George Firestone (D)||James C. Smith (D)||Bill Gunter (D)||29D, 11R||89D, 31R||12D, 3R|
|1980||Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R)|
|1981||27D, 13R||81D, 39R||Paula Hawkins (R)||11D, 4R|
|1983||32D, 8R||84D, 36R||13D, 6R|
|1985||31D, 9R||77D, 43R||12D, 7R|
|1987||Wayne Mixson (D)||vacant||James C. Smith (R)||Bob Butterworth (D)||Betty Castor (D)||25D, 15R||73D, 47R||Bob Graham (D)|
|Bob Martinez (R)||Bobby Brantley (R)|
|1988||George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R)|
|1989||Tom Gallagher (R)||23D, 17R||70D, 50R||Connie Mack III (R)||11R, 8D|
|1991||Lawton Chiles (D)||Buddy MacKay (D)||74D, 46R||10R, 9D|
|1992||22D, 18R||George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) N|
|1993||20D, 20R||71D, 49R||13R, 10D|
|1994||Douglas L. Jamerson (D)|
|1995||Sandra Mortham (R)||Bob Milligan (R)||Bill Nelson (D)||Frank Brogan (R)||Bob Crawford (D)||22R, 18D||63D, 57R||15R, 8D|
|1996||Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)|
|1999||Buddy MacKay (D)||vacant||Katherine Harris (R)||Tom Gallagher (R)||23R, 17D||73R, 47D|
|Jeb Bush (R)||Frank Brogan (R)|
|2000||George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R)|
|2001||Tom Gallagher (R)||Charlie Crist (R)||Charles H. Bronson (R)||25R, 15D||77R, 43D||Bill Nelson (D)|
|2002||Richard E. Doran|
|2003||Toni Jennings (R)||appointed position||Charlie Crist (R)||Tom Gallagher (R)||appointed position||26R, 14D||81R, 39D||18R, 7D|
|2005||84R, 36D||Mel Martinez (R)|
|2007||Charlie Crist (R)||Jeff Kottkamp (R)||Bill McCollum (R)||Alex Sink (D)||78R, 42D||16R, 9D|
|2008||Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)|
|2009||76R, 44D||15R, 10D|
|2010||Charlie Crist (I)||George LeMieux (R)|
|2011||Rick Scott (R)||Jennifer Carroll (R)||Pam Bondi (R)||Jeffrey Atwater (R)||Adam Putnam (R)||28R, 12D||81R, 39D||Marco Rubio (R)||19R, 6D|
|2013||26R, 14D||76R, 44D||17R, 10D|
|2014||Carlos López-Cantera (R)|
|2016||Donald Trump and Mike Pence (R)|
|2017||25R, 15D||79R, 41D||16R, 11D|
|Year||Governor||Lt. Governor||Sec. of State||Attorney General||Comptroller||Treasurer||Comm. of Ed.||Comm. of Ag.||State Senate||State House||U.S. Senator (Class I)||U.S. Senator (Class III)||U.S. House||Electoral College votes|
|Executive offices||State Legislature||United States Congress|
- Died in office; committed suicide due to the pending defeat of the Confederate States of America.
- As president of state Senate, filled unexpired term.
- Resigned from office to go into hiding from approaching Union troops.
- Appointed by President Andrew Johnson following the American Civil War.
- Appointed by Johnson during Reconstruction.
- Was popularly elected; assumed office on June 8, 1868. It was not until July 4, 1868, however, that the military commander of Florida, still under Reconstruction, recognized the validity of the state constitution and the election.
- The Legislature rejected the returns from three Senate districts; had they been admitted, the Senate would have been tied 12-12.
- The Legislature rejected the returns from nine House districts; had they been admitted, the House would have had a 28-23 Democrat majority with 1 Independent.
- Died in office.
- As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
- Though not winning enough seats to form an outright majority, the Democrats received enough votes to claim the Speakership and organize the House.
- Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected in his own right.
- Three counties were added to the state in 1925 after the Legislature started, adding three seats to the House mid-term.
- Resigned in order to accept appointment to the Florida Supreme Court.
- Due to the effects of Baker vs. Carr, the 1962 midterms were thrown out by a court, and a redistricting was conducted with new elections thereafter. The original results for the Senate yielded a 37-1 Democrat majority.
- Due to the effects of Baker vs. Carr, the 1962 midterms were thrown out by a court, and a redistricting was conducted with new elections thereafter. The original results for the House yielded a 90-5 Democrat majority.
- Appointed by governor to fill vacancy.
- Due to additional efforts to satisfy "one man, one vote"-style redistricting failing, the 1966 midterms were thrown out by a court, and a redistricting by the judiciary was conducted with new elections thereafter. The original results for the Senate yielded a 37-11 Democrat majority.
- Due to additional efforts to satisfy "one man, one vote"-style redistricting failing, the 1966 midterms were thrown out by a court, and a redistricting by the judiciary was conducted with new elections thereafter. The original results for the House yielded a 91-26 Democrat majority.
- First lieutenant governor under the state constitution of 1968 and the state's first lieutenant governor since 1889. Appointed by Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr.
- Resigned in order to run for governor.
- Resigned to take elected seat in the United States Senate.
- Republican Ander Crenshaw won a special election to a vacant seat, flipping the seat from the Democrats to the Republicans.
- Due to the split chamber, the Republicans and the Democrats worked out a deal where the GOP received the Senate Presidency in 1993, and the Democrats received it in 1994.
- Several members switched parties in between the 1996 and 1998 elections.
- Beginning in 2003, office was no longer elected but, rather, appointed.