Meet Our 2022 Candidates


Florida is a closed primary state. That means if you want to vote for Democrats in the Primary Election you must be a registered Democrat. You can change your party affiliation at any time, but in order to vote in the primary the change must be made 29 days before the Primary Election.


2022 Voting Dates and Registration Deadlines


  • Deadline to Register or change party: July 25
  • Early Voting: August 8-21
  • 2022 Primary Election Day: August 23


  • Deadline to Register or change party: October 11
  • Early Voting: October 24- November 6
  • 2022 General Election: November 8

For more information and to register to vote, visit the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website HERE!

Democratic FILED CANDIDATES 2022

Filed Candidates are candidates that have submitted the proper paperwork depending on the race to the Federal Election Commission, Florida Division of Elections, or the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office.  Candidates must still QUALIFY to be on the August primary Ballot or if there is no primary the November election ballot.  To qualify candidates must pay a qualifying fee or qualify through the petition method.  The petition method requires gaining the appropriate amount of registered voter signatures. The fees and number of petition signatures vary by elected office. The qualifying period is Noon, Monday,  June 13, 2022 - Noon, Friday,  June 17, 2022. The 2022 Qualifying fees will be available after July 1, 2021. We update the candidate list on a regular basis.

Redistricting will occur before the 2022 election.  Redistricting happens every ten years following the U.S. Census.  Redistricting may alter the boundaries of Congressional, State, or County seats.  Voters should be aware they could be shifted into new districts.

State Senator

Senate District 14

Janet Cruz*

Senate District 16

Janelle Khargie

Darryl Rouson*

Senate District 20

Michael Harvey

Senate District 23

State Representative

State Representative District 62

Trevor Mallory

Wengay Newton

Jesse Philippe

State Representative District 63

Dianne Hart*

State Representative District 64

State Representative District 65

Jen McDonald

State Representative District 66

Susan Valdes*

State Representative District 67

Fentrice Driskell*

State Representative District 68

Lorissa Wright

State Representative District 69

Andrew Learned*

State Representative District 70

Eleuterio Salazar Jr.

Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners

County Commission District 1

Harry Cohen*

County Commission District 2

Angela Birdsong

County Commission District 3

Gwen Myers*

County Commission District 4

County Commission District 5

Mariella Smith*

County Commission District 7

Kimberly Overman*

School Board

School Board District 2

Damaris Allen

School Board District 4

School Board District 6

Karen Perez*

Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Soil & Water District 1

Soil & Water District 3

Soil & Water District 5