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April 1, 2020
CONTACT: Kristin D. Hual, Chair
Judicial Nominating Commission, First Judicial Circuit
TELEPHONE: 850-595-4970

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the individuals listed below to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Michael G. Allen. The JNC will convene at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 190 West Government Street, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502. The interviews will be conducted with each applicant by video conference at the times indicated below.

Bruce Bowman 8:30 AM

Tonya Davis 9:00 AM

Barry E. Dickson, Jr. 9:30 AM

Clifton A. Drake 10:00 AM

Jennifer J. Frydrychowicz 10:30 AM

Michelle A. Inere 11:00 AM

Frederick V. Longmire 11:30 AM

Keith A. McIver 1:00 PM

Wanda J. Morgan 1:30 PM

David J. Oberliesen 2:00 PM

Eric D. Schurger 2:30 PM

Amy C. Shea 3:00 PM

David L. Stevens 3:30 PM

All interviews are open to the public. Deliberations will be conducted in closed session.


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM JNC Deliberation

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Interviews

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Interviews

4:00 PM (until adjourned) JNC Deliberation

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to attend is asked to contact the Chair at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting by telephone 850-595-4970 or via email.

In its effort to select the most qualified applicants for nomination to Governor DeSantis, the Judicial Nominating Commission requests members of the legal community and the public to provide pertinent information (based upon personal knowledge) regarding any applicant. Information about applicants may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Personal attributes such as integrity, moral conduct, and ethics;
  • Competency and experience, which would include professional reputation, knowledge of the law, and knowledge of and experience in court; and
  • Judicial capabilities such as patience, decisiveness, courtesy, civility, temperament, and respect.

Information and comments may be addressed to Kristin D. Hual, Chair, Judicial Nominating Commission, First Judicial Circuit, 221 Palafox Place, Suite 430, Pensacola, FL 32502, 850-595-4970, or you may contact any other member of the Commission. Letters of recommendation should be emailed or mailed to all commissioners.

A list of the members of the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is available at the Office of the Governor’s website.

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