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12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2022
CONTACT: Alvin K. Brown, Chair; [email protected]
Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 941-953-2825

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court due to the resignation Judge Kimberly C. Bonner. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution.

Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of DeSoto County Court Judge, which require the person to be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a resident of DeSoto County as of the date Gov. Ron DeSantis makes the appointment, and a registered voter in the State of Florida.

The application form for the judgeship may be downloaded from the Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ judicial webpage.

All applicants must submit the following: a .pdf version of the complete unredacted application with attachments, including the executed FDLE form, and a color photograph in .jpg or .gif format; and a .pdf version of a redacted copy of the application excluding all exempt information pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. The .pdf files should be titled in the name of the applicant (Doe.John.pdf) and labeled “redacted” or “original” as applicable.

Applications must be delivered by email to Alvin K. Brown, Chair, at  [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

A list of members of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is also available online. Questions should be directed to Alvin K. Brown, Chair, Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission at 941-953-2825 or [email protected].

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