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August 5, 2019
CONTACT: Richard Doran, Chair; [email protected]
First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 850-224-9115

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has received, at the deadline of 6 PM (EDT) on August 2, applications for the vacancies on the First District Court of Appeal created by the resignations of Judges Winsor and Wetherell. The following individuals have applied for these judgeships:

Applicant County of Residence Current Position
Avalon, Victoria Polk Asst. State Atty
Boeckman, Laura Duval Asst. Attorney General
Carson, Kevin Columbia Solo Practitioner
Duncan, James “Scott” Santa Rosa Circuit Judge
Feiser, Craig Duval Asst. General Counsel
Feltel, Gilbert Jr. Duval Chief Legal Officer
Frydrychowicz, Jennifer Escambia County Judge
Gowdy, Bryan Duval Law Firm Partner
Keim, Donna Alachua Circuit Judge
Levesque, George Leon Law Firm Partner
Long, Robert Leon Circuit Judge
Manko, Andrew Leon Admin. Law Judge
Martinez, Ana Christina Leon General Counsel
Miller, Autumn Bay Law Firm Owner
Nordby, Rachel Leon Law Firm Partner
Pate, Trisha Meggs Leon Asst. Attorney General
Perko, Gary Leon Law Firm Partner
Richardson, Jennifer Duval Law Firm Associate
Roberson, Eric Duval Circuit Judge
Roopnarine, Colin Leon Law Firm Partner
Rudzik, Fred Leon Chief Asst. General Counsel
Russell, Cristine Duval Law Firm Partner
Tanenbaum, Adam Leon General Counsel
Van Vorst, Kristine Alachua County Judge
Winthrop, Griffith III Gilchrist Law Firm Partner
Wright, George Alachua Asst. State Atty


The JNC welcomes comments on the qualifications of any of the applicants. Those wishing to comment should do so in writing to Richard Doran, P. O. Box 391, Tallahassee, FL 32302 or by email to [email protected].  The members of the Judicial Nominating Commission include:  Richard Doran, Benjamin Gibson, Adam Brandon, Christa Calamas, Christine Davis, Edward Fleming, Gary Hunter, Mohammad Jazil, and Peter Penrod.


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