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Hundreds of Judges Elected Unchallenged

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October 23, 2020

A survey of election ballots shows hundreds of judges draw no challengers for their seats, and many judges go their whole careers without facing political opposition. Of 235 circuit judgeships in nonpartisan elections across Florida, 199 candidates were elected without opposition. Of those, 190 were incumbents. Sixty-four of 88 available county court seats went to judges without opposition, 61 of whom were incumbents.

Read more in the Daily Business Review.