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Know Your Candidates 2012: Primary Election Hillsborough County

Hillsborough county primary elections

The primary election for federal, state and local offices will be held on Aug. 14.

Depending on the race, registered Democrats or Republicans can vote for their party's candidates for U.S. and state House, U.S. and state Senate, and Hillsborough county commissioner, elections supervisor and property appraiser.

All voters can cast ballots in the four judicial races and one countywide School Board race.


Election details

Editor's Note: Congressional and legislative districts have shifted significantly this election cycle due to the state's once-a-decade redistricting. To find the districts you are eligible to vote in, visit the Hillsborough election supervisors' website.

Explore the new districts and see how they have changed at

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Federal primaries

U.S. House District 14

Republican candidates

U.S. House District 17

Republican candidates


State legislative primaries

State Senate District 17

Republican candidates

State Senate District 22

State Senate District 24

Republican candidates

State House District 57

Republican candidates

State House District 59

State House District 61

Democratic candidates

State House District 63

Democratic candidates


County-level primaries

Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections

Democratic candidates

Hillsborough Property Appraiser

Republican candidates

Hillsborough County Commission District 2

Republican candidates

Hillsborough County Commission District 6

Republican candidates


Non-partisan local races

School board, county judge and mayoral races are non-partisan contests. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of vote on Aug. 14, the two top vote getters will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Hillsborough School Board District 1

Hillsborough School Board District 3


Hillsborough School Board District 5

County Court Judge Group 3

County Court Judge Group 12

County Court Judge Group 14