January 2020 Policy Snapshot: Elections

4 Jan 2020 8:00 AM | Administrator (Administrator)

It’s a new year, and a new decade. In 2020, big changes are sure to come with the upcoming elections.

For federal offices including the President and Vice President, campaigns are in full swing. Locally, State Senators in odd numbered districts and State Representatives in all districts will soon be facing the ballot box.

Other local offices up for election and retention this year include State Attorney (Circuits 1-19) and Public Defender (Circuits 1-19), varying county offices such as the Board of County Commissioners and School Board (nonpartisan), and Judicial offices whose terms expire in January of 2021.

A full list of General Election candidates can be accessed here.

For voters, remember to mark your calendars. Registration to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) closes on February 18th and election day for the PPP is March 17th; Primary Election registration closes on July 20th with the Primary Election held on August 18th; and October 5th is the last day to register for the General Election which will be held on November 3rd.

For more information on how to register to vote, check out our guide here.

Interim Committee Sessions officially wrapped up on December 13th, 2019 and on January 14th, 2020, the Florida House of Representatives and Senate will resume the Regular Legislative Session.

A calendar of the meetings scheduled from January 13-17th for the Florida House of Representatives can be found here

Access a calendar for Senate meetings from week 1 (January 13-17th) here and week 2 (January 20-24th) here.

As the year progresses, we will continue to provide updates on food-related legislation and noteworthy happenings in the legislature.


  • 11 Feb 2020 12:02 PM | Lou Murray co-chair of the Manasota food action council
    Small and family Farmers are going bankrupt at a all time high.The changes to the farm to schools program could increase this and the state dept Agri budget have been cut. Our Farmers are in trouble. We need to help them and and make policy to help them . Our food council are working with them . Please contact me for more info .Lou Murray. 941-524-7618
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