Florida House, District 12


After the redistricting process earlier this year, Florida House District 12 now covers East Arlington south to J. Turner Butler Boulevard and south of Beach Boulevard extends west to Interstate 95.

Incumbent Lake Ray drew no Republican opponent, but will face Democrat Green Party candidate Karen Morian in the General Election in November.

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Karen Morian

PARTY:  Green

OCCUPATION:  Full-time faculty member, Florida State College at Jacksonville

EDUCATION:  PhD, Florida State University; M.A., Florida State University;
B.A., Stetson University

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: KarenMorian4FL.com | Facebook.com/KarenMorian4FL | TWITTER:  @KarenMorian4FL

This candidate has not responded to WJXT/News4Jax.com's questionnaire.

Lake Ray III

PARTY:  Republican

AGE:  55

FAMILY:  Wife, Brenda; 3 children: Lake IV, Forrest and Hampton

EDUCATION:  B.S. civil engineering, University of Florida, 1981; A.A. St. Johns River Junior College, 1976

OCCUPATION:  Engineer and vice president, Halcrow Inc.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Representative, Florida House of Representatives (2008-present); former member, Jacksonville City Council (1999-2007)

FACEBOOK:  Facebook.com/lakeray

This candidate has not responded to WJXT/News4Jax.com's questionnaire.