Former state representative, former U.S. congressional representative.
Sen. Bill Nelson is the only Democrat in statewide office in Florida, and he’s hoping to keep his seat. He’s represented the Sunshine State as a senator for nearly two decades.
Nelson has pointed to his record of providing for some of Florida’s most vulnerable populations — children and seniors — by supporting science and technology programs for student and fighting for seniors by protecting their Social Security benefits and educating them on fraud schemes.
He’s also made protecting the environment a major part of his platform, pointing to legislation he worked on to prevent oil drilling off the Gulf Coast.
Nelson did not respond to our questionnaire but you can read more about his campaign in this Orlando Sentinel breakdown of the race and on his website. We will update this profile if the campaign responds.