Who’s running for office this year? We’ve got the list (so far)

The Aug. 20 Florida primary election is less than four months away, you realize.

Which brings to mind the classic movie line: My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.

We’ve compiled the list of candidates running at the federal, state and county level for our eight-county south Florida region; the list can be found on our website (click this link). It includes congressional candidates, candidates for the Florida state House and Senate; and county commissioner candidates in St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Collier and Lee counties.

Where we could find campaign websites, we’ve linked them via the candidate’s name. Where we could find campaign websites, we’ve linked them via the candidate’s name. The qualifying period for Congressional candidates ends this Friday, April 26; some of those currently on our list may not qualify, and we’ll remove them if they don’t. Meanwhile, the qualifying period for state Legislative races is June 10-14.

If we’ve missed your favorite candidate’s site, or if some of the links we’ve included are invalid, please let us know. Our list will be updated as new info becomes available.

Clean water, unfortunately, doesn’t seem too high on many candidates’ list of concerns; abortion, recreational marijuana and other issues have dominated discussions so far. But in the coming weeks we plan to poll candidates on clean-water issues, as we’ve done in the past, and we’ll link the results of those questionnaires on our site.

All the better to help you “vote water” and pick candidates who’ll prioritize the health of our fragile yet indispensable waterways!