Florida is holding elections, including for state legislative offices, on Nov. 7, 2023, and Aug. 20, 2024. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of Oct. 10. To read each candidate’s full responses, click his or her name at the bottom of the article.
Kenneth Davenport (R) is running for Florida House of Representatives District 35, and the special Republican primary is on Nov. 7. Here’s how Davenport responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Personal freedoms defending the constitution.”
Click here to read the rest of Davenport’s answers.
R. LeWayne Johnson (D) is running for Florida House of Representatives District 46, and the Democratic primary is on Aug. 20. Here’s how Johnson responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Today, as an entrepreneur and advocate, I harnesses the power of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to help veterans find jobs, start businesses, and secure quality health care and mental health services. These areas continue to interest me. I also champion affordable housing solutions, cannabis legalization, and bold action on climate change. I will fight to raise teachers’ pay and to raise Florida’s minimum wage to help hardworking Floridians keep the lights on and food on the table. I’ll continue that work in the Florida House of Representatives.”
Click here to read the rest of Johnson’s answers.
If you’re a Florida candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.