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APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR CIRCUIT JUDICIAL VACANCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2021
CONTACT: Lydia S. Zbrzeznj, Chair
Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: (863) 656-6672

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of Tenth Circuit, Circuit Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. Steven L. Selph. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order.

1. Victoria J. Avalon Assistant State Attorney, Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82650340229

8. Brandon J. Rafool Attorney

Winter Haven, Florida https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8866127100

2. Graylin C. Chastang Attorney

Bartow, Florida https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89493485073

9. Brenda P. Ramirez Attorney

Lakeland, Florida https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82850480347

3. Amanda J. Horton Law Library Director Bartow, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89618994707

10. Monica V. Smith

Senior Trial Court Staff Attorney Bartow, Florida https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85691893803

4. Ruth M. Knight

Assistant Public Defender Bartow, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88103811541

11. Jennifer L. Steimle

Senior Trial Court Law Clerk, Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82074220278

5. Kevin M. Kohl County Court Judge Bartow, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87589061510

12. John C. Waters Attorney Lakeland, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84015671599

6. Carmalita Lall Public Defender Bartow, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/841053640856

13. Tara E. Wheat

Assistant Public Defender Bartow, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86881247223

7. Adam D. Patton Attorney Lakeland, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86231018599

14. Lori A. Winstead County Court Judge Bartow, Florida

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88080751016

Interviews will be conducted by the Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission on April 8, via videoconference, through the Zoom application. Interviews will commence at approximately 9:00 a.m. on April 8, and will continue throughout the day.

Commission Members are: Lydia S. Zbrzeznj, Krista Mahalak, Patrice F. Behnstedt, Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., Frederick Murphy, Jr., Edward Blake Paul, Robert S. Swaine, Richard E. Straughn, and Nicholas T. Zbrzeznj.

Lydia S. Zbrzeznj, Chair 99 Sixth Street SW

Winter Haven, Florida 33880 Telephone: (863) 656-6672

Facsimile: (863)301-4500 [email protected]

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