Representatives serve a 2 year term and can serve up to 4 terms. The House of Representatives are meant to represent the people of the area and can only be filled by election of the people.
"The Constitution of Florida asserts that "All political power is inherent in the people." Our House is made up of what we call citizen legislators. From educators to attorneys, small business owners to physicians, CPAs to farmers, we are parents, grandparents, retirees, students, military and law enforcement officers–we truly do represent you in our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and professional lives. Representing a group of just 157,000 people per district allows your elected member to maintain a close connection to their local community, ensuring voices are heard."