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Know Your Candidates 2012: Primary Election

Pinellas 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 Pinellas sheriff, commissioner, school board members and judicial races.


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 supervisor of elections website.

Explore the new districts and see how they have changed at

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Federal primaries

U.S. House District 13

Republican candidates

The winner of this primary will face Democratic candidate Jessica Ehrlich in the November general election.

U.S. House District 14

Republican candidates

State legislative primaries

State Senate District 20

Republican candidates

State Senate District 22

State House District 65

State House District 66

State House District 67

Republican candidates

State House District 68

Republican candidates

State House District 69

Republican candidates


County-level primary races

Pinellas County Sheriff

Republican candidates

The winner of the race will face uncontested Democrat Scott Swope of Palm Harbor and write-in candidate Greg Pound of Largo in the Nov. 6 general election.

Pinellas County Commission District 7


Non-partisan local races

Pinellas County School Board District 1

Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge, Group 15

Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge, Group 31

Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge, Group 45

County Judge, Group 2