God Bless Florida

Primary Date: August 18th
Race Rating: Tilts Blue
FL 13 Last Win: 16%
President Trump 2016: Won FL by 1%

Republican Candidates

Amanda Makki (R)

FEC File

Pro-Trump candidate Amanda Makki has received numerous endorsements from US House Reps, and has raised the most money of all Republican candidates as of 10/31/19. UPDATE: As of 05/05/20 Amanda still holds the top spot in campaign funds, but George Buck Jr. is close behind her.  Makki was born in Tehran and immigrated with her family to the United States when she was an infant in 1979.


Makki said her family escaped an oppressive religious regime that persecuted non-Muslims. Growing up in the United States, Makki witnessed her parents overcome poverty as her mother worked as a childcare provider and delivered phone books to make ends meet while her father studied to become a surgeon. That inspired Makki to develop a strong work ethic. 


“I’m running because the people of the 13th District deserve a public servant who will fight for a strong economy, lower health care costs, good paying Tampa Bay area jobs, and less government regulations on small businesses,” Makki said.


“I value all that America has done for me and my family. America is the last beacon of hope for freedom and opportunity. If we concede to those looking to make this a socialist country, we risk losing the only nation where you can still succeed regardless of your background or upbringing.” - Florida Politics

George Buck Jr. (R)

FEC File
Campaign Corner Interview with Ann Vandersteel

Campaign Corner Interview – 2
Campaign Corner Interview – 3

George is Pro-Trump and has raised the 2nd highest in campaign funds at $612 k as of May 5.

Anna Paulina Luna(R)

FEC File
Campaign Corner Interview 02/03 20

Anna is Pro-Trump and has raised the 3rd highest in campaign funding at $369k as of May 5.

Other Candidates:

Jacob Curnow (Write-in)
Sheila Griffin