Run for Office

Onward to 2020

Are you interested in becoming a candidate for local, state or national office? The Candidate Recruitment Committee recruits and advises potential candidates ready, willing and able to give their time and energy to public service. We offer workshops for our candidates, campaign strategists, and volunteers in Pensacola. We are searching for committed Democratic leaders of integrity, ability, and vision.

Contact Our Team 


Escambia County Supervisor of Elections
850-595-3900 • 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502

Candidate Resources

Do your research if you are thinking about running for office. Before deciding to run, you will need to find answers to some questions, including: Which office is right for me? How much money will I have to raise? How much time will I need to spend campaigning?


Politics the Wellstone Way
NOI's Candidate Project: Should I Run? 
Emily's List: Making the Dough Rise (fundraising)
Why Don't Women Run for Office?


National Democratic Training Committee
(Free online training for Democratic candidates) 
Front Line Leaders Academy
New American Leaders Project
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
Democracy for America Training

Candidate training for women:
Running Start
Emerge America
Ruth's List Florida
Emily's List
Truman Project

Candidate training for LGBT:
Victory Institute 


The following will be updated with information for 2020. 

2018 Qualifying Dates for Candidates

Federal and Judicial Offices: Noon, April 30, 2018 – Noon, May 4, 2018
State and Local Offices: Noon, June 18, 2018 – Noon, June 22, 2018

Petition Submission Deadline

Federal & Judicial Offices: Before Noon, April 2, 2018
State & Local Offices Before Noon, May 21, 2018


Offices Up for Election in 2020*

United States President
Donald Trump (Republican) • Term expires 1/2019

Representative in Congress
District 1: Matt Gaetz (Republican) • Term expires 1/2019

State Senator
District 1: Doug Broxson (Republican) • Term expires 1/2019

State House of Representatives
District 1:  Mike Hill (Republican) • Term expires 11/2020
District 3: Alex Andrade (Republican) • Term expires 11/2020

Escambia County Commission
District 1: Jeff Bergosh (Republican) • Term expires 11/2020
District 3: Lumon May (Democrat) • Term expires 11/2020
District 5: Steven Barry (Republican) • Term expires 11/2020

*To be updated with more offices up for election in 2020