The 2010 midterm elections produced a new senator and eight new House members to represent Florida. Only one of the newcomers is a Democrat.
Delegation total: 2 senators and 25 House members
In 2009/2010: Florida Republicans outnumbered Democrats 16 to 11.
For 2011/2012: Florida Republicans will outnumber Democrats 20 to 7.
In the Senate:
In the House:
Dan Webster, R- Winter Park, age 61. The former state senator defeated flamboyant Democrat Alan Grayson to win a seat in the Orlando area.
David Rivera, R-Miami, age 45. The former state legislator will represent the southern Miami area in Congress. The district was vacated by Mario Diaz-Balart, who was elected instead in a district straddling Broward and Miami-Dade counties formerly represented by his brother, Lincoln.
Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, age 59. The former state legislator will represent a rural district in Central Florida and replaces Adam Putnam, who was elected agriculture commissioner.
Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, age 45. The funeral home director will represent a Panhandle district after defeating veteran Democrat Allen Boyd.
Returning senator: Democrat Bill Nelson
Returning House Democrats:
Alcee Hastings of Miramar
Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston
Corrine Brown of Jacksonville
Kathy Castor of Tampa
Returning House Republicans:
John Mica of Winter Park
Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami
Tom Rooney of Tequesta
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami
Cliff Stearns of Ocala
Jeff Miller of Pensacola
Ander Crenshaw of Jacksonville
Gus Bilirakis of Palm Harbor
Bill Young of Indian Rocks Beach
Vern Buchanan of Sarasota
Connie Mack of Fort Myers
Bill Posey of Rockledge