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OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 7, 2006
CONGRESSIONAL
UNITED STATES SENATOR
(Vote for one)
Katherine Harris
(REP) 10
 
Bill Nelson
(DEM) 11
 
Floyd Ray Frazier
(NPA) 12
 
Belinda Noah
(NPA) 13
 
Brian Moore
(NPA) 14
 
Roy Tanner
(NPA) 15
 
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REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Kendrick B. Meek
(DEM) 18
 
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REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, 18TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
(REP) 20
 
David "Big Dave" Patlak
(DEM) 21
 
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REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, 21ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart
(REP) 23
 
Frank J. Gonzalez
(DEM) 24
 
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, 25TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Mario Diaz-Balart
(REP) 26
 
Michael Calderin
(DEM) 27
 
STATE
GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
(Vote for one)
Charlie Crist / Jeff Kottkamp
(REP) 29
 
Jim Davis / Daryl L. Jones
(DEM) 30
 
Max Linn / Tom Macklin
(REF) 31
 
Richard Paul Dembinsky / Dr. Joe Smith
(NPA) 32
 
John Wayne Smith / James J. Kearney
(NPA) 33
 
Karl C.C. Behm / Carol Castagnero
(NPA) 34
 
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ATTORNEY GENERAL
(Vote for one)
Bill McCollum
(REP) 36
 
Walter "Skip" Campbell
(DEM) 37
 
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
(Vote for one)
Tom Lee
(REP) 39
 
Alex Sink
(DEM) 40
 
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
(Vote for one)
Charles H. Bronson
(REP) 42
 
Eric Copeland
(DEM) 43
 
STATE SENATOR, 36TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Alex Diaz de la Portilla
(REP) 45
 
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STATE SENATOR, 38TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
J. Alex Villalobos
(REP) 47
 
Leighton W. Lang
(NPA) 48
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 102ND HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Rafael "Ralph" Arza
(REP) 50
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 104TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Yolly Roberson
(DEM) 52
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 107TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Frank Carollo
(REP) 54
 
Luis Garcia
(DEM) 55
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 108TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Prospero G. Herrera II
(REP) 57
 
Ronald A. Brisé
(DEM) 58
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 109TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall
(DEM) 60
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 110TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Rene Garcia
(REP) 62
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 111TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Marco Rubio
(REP) 64
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 112TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
David M. Rivera
(REP) 66
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 113TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera
(REP) 68
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 119TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
Juan C. Zapata
(REP) 70
 
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 120TH HOUSE DISTRICT
(Vote for one)
David Rice
(REP) 72
 
Ron Saunders
(DEM) 73
 
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JUDICIAL
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
Shall Justice R. Fred Lewis of the Supreme Court be retained in office?
YES
75  
NO
76  
Shall Justice Barbara Joan Pariente of the Supreme Court be retained in office?
YES
78  
NO
79  
Shall Justice Peggy A. Quince of the Supreme Court be retained in office?
YES
81  
NO
82  
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
Shall Judge Angel A. Cortiñas of the 3rd District Court of Appeal be
retained in office?
YES
84  
NO
85  
Shall Judge Leslie B. Rothenberg of the 3rd District Court of Appeal be
retained in office?
YES
87  
NO
88  
Shall Judge Richard J. Suarez of the 3rd District Court of Appeal be
retained in office?
YES
90  
NO
91  
CIRCUIT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GROUP 78
(Vote for one)
Valerie R. Manno Schurr
93  
Jose R. Sanchez-Gronlier
94  
CIRCUIT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GROUP 80
(Vote for one)
Marisa Tinkler Mendez
96  
Catherine "Cathy" Parks
97  
COUNTY COURT JUDGE, GROUP 43
(Vote for one)
Michael A. Bienstock
100  
Jose L. "Joe" Fernandez
101  
COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 2
(Vote for one)
Darryl Franklin Reaves
103  
Solomon C. "Sol" Stinson
104  
STATE
NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 19
STATE PLANNING AND BUDGET PROCESS

Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the amount of nonrecurring general revenue which may be appropriated for recurring purposes in any fiscal year to 3 percent of the total general revenue funds estimated to be available, unless otherwise approved by a three-fifths vote of the Legislature; to establish a Joint Legislative Budget Commission, which shall issue long-range financial outlooks; to provide for limited adjustments in the state budget without the concurrence of the full Legislature, as provided by general law; to reduce the number of times trust funds are automatically terminated; to require the preparation and biennial revision of a long-range state planning document; and to establish a Government Efficiency Task Force and specify its duties.

YES
200  
NO
201  
NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4
TERM LIMITS
Removed from the ballot by the Florida Legislature.
NO. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE XI, SECTION 5
REQUIRING BROADER PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS OR REVISIONS

Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Article XI of the State Constitution to require that any proposed amendment to or revision of the State Constitution, whether proposed by the Legislature, by initiative, or by any other method, must be approved by at least 60 percent of the voters of the state voting on the measure, rather than by a simple majority. This proposed amendment would not change the current requirement that a proposed constitutional amendment imposing a new state tax or fee be approved by at least 2/3 of the voters of the state voting in the election in which such an amendment is considered.

YES
203  
NO
204  
NO. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE X, SECTION 27
PROTECT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY YOUTH, FROM ADDICTION, DISEASE,
AND OTHER HEALTH HAZARDS OF USING TOBACCO

To protect people, especially youth, from addiction, disease, and other health hazards of using tobacco, the Legislature shall use some Tobacco Settlement money annually for a comprehensive statewide tobacco education and prevention program using Centers for Disease Control best practices. Specifies some program components, emphasizing youth, requiring one-third of total annual funding for advertising. Annual funding is 15% of 2005 Tobacco Settlement payments to Florida, adjusted annually for inflation. Provides definitions. Effective immediately.

This amendment requires state government to appropriate approximately $57 million in 2007 for the Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Prevention Program. Thereafter, this amount will increase annually with inflation. This spending is expected to reduce tobacco consumption. As a result, some long-term savings to state and local government health and insurance programs are probable, but indeterminate. Also, minor revenue loss to state government is probable, but indeterminate.

YES
206  
NO
207  
NO. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 16
INDEPENDENT NONPARTISAN COMMISSION TO APPORTION LEGISLATIVE AND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WHICH REPLACES APPORTIONMENT
BY LEGISLATURE
Removed from the ballot by the Florida Supreme Court.
NO. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 26
INCREASED HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

Proposing amendment of the State Constitution to increase the maximum additional homestead exemption for low-income seniors from $25,000 to $50,000 and to schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2007, if adopted.

YES
209  
NO
210  
NO. 7
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERANS’ DISCOUNT ON HOMESTEAD
AD VALOREM TAX

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to provide a discount from the amount of ad valorem tax on the homestead of a partially or totally permanently disabled veteran who is age 65 or older who was a Florida resident at the time of entering military service, whose disability was combat-related, and who was honorably discharged; to specify the percentage of the discount as equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent service-connected disability; to specify qualification requirements for the discount; to authorize the Legislature to waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years by general law; and to specify that the provision takes effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.

YES
212  
NO
213  
NO. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE X, SECTION 6
EMINENT DOMAIN

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit the transfer of private property taken by eminent domain to a natural person or private entity; providing that the Legislature may by general law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature permit exceptions allowing the transfer of such private property; and providing that this prohibition on the transfer of private property taken by eminent domain is applicable if the petition of taking that initiated the condemnation proceeding was filed on or after January 2, 2007.

YES
215  
NO
216  
COUNTY
County Question
REFERENDUM ALLOWING FURTHER DEVELOPMENT
AT METROZOO PROPERTY

Provided that revenues will be used to expand Metrozoo facilities and educational and conservation programs, shall the County be allowed to contract to develop and operate an entertainment district, to include commercial uses and structures such as water park rides and attractions, related retail concessions, food and beverage establishments, a hotel, and a family entertainment center, on Metrozoo property on land that is not environmentally sensitive and is outside the animal attractions?

YES
218  
NO
219