Running for Office


Candidate Means:

Any person to whom any one or more of the following applies:

  • Any person who seeks to qualify for nomination or election by means of the petitioning process.
  • Any person who seeks to qualify for election as a write-in candidate.
  • Any person who receives contributions or makes expenditures, or gives his or her consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bringing about his or her nomination or election to, or retention in, public office.
  • Any person who appoints a treasurer and designates a primary depository.
  • Any person who files qualification papers and subscribes to a candidate's oath as required by law.

Candidate FAQs       


Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook (PDF)

The following forms are needed to Pre-File for Office:


DS-DE 84

City Offices:

If interested in running for a city office please contact that city for more information.


Gulf Breeze       (850)934-5100
Jay       (850)675-4556
Milton       (850)983-5400