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February 20, 2019
CONTACT: Patrick J. Kilbane, Chair; [email protected]
4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 904-280-3700

As a result of the resignation of The Hon. John H. Skinner, there exists a vacancy on the 4th Judicial Circuit Bench. Gov. Ron D. DeSantis has asked the 4th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received eighteen (18) applications and will interview the following applicants on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in accordance with the following schedule:


Time             Applicant

8:30 a.m.      Melina E. Buncome

8:45 a.m.      Janet L. Abel

9:00 a.m.      Galen D. Bauer

9:15 a.m.      Magistrate Brooke Brady

9:30 a.m.      Break

9:45 a.m.      Luis E. Bustamante

10:00 a.m.    Kevin Carlisle

10:15 a.m.    Judge Meredith Charbula

10:30 a.m.    Michael T. Fackler

10:45 a.m.    Break

11:00 a.m.    Judge Charles M. Greene

11:15 a.m.    Margaret G. Gulliford

11:30 a.m.    Lucy A. Hoover

11:45 a.m.    James E. Kallaher

12:00 p.m.    Lunch/Deliberations

1:00 p.m.      Magistrate Robin E. Lanigan

1:15 p.m.      Stacey L. Myers

1:30 p.m.      Alphonse B. Perkins

1:45 p.m.      Julie K. Taylor

2:00 p.m.      Break

2:15 p.m.      David G. Tucker

2:30 p.m.      Magistrate Leatrice W. Walton

2:45 p.m.      Deliberations resume


Interviews will take place in the Chambers of The Hon. Mark H. Mahon, Chief Judge of the 4th Judicial Circuit, located at the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139, Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams St., Jacksonville, Florida.


Members of the Bench, the Bar, and the public are encouraged to contact the Commissioners with relevant information about these applicants on or before March 4, 2019.


All proceedings of this Judicial Nominating Commission are open to the public except for deliberations. Accordingly, applicants should not expect their application be kept confidential. If an applicant is nominated by this Commission, all materials attached to the original application along with any supplemental materials will be submitted to Gov. DeSantis’s Office.


If there are any questions, please contact Patrick J. Kilbane. [email protected]


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