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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2018: CIRCUIT COURT
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2018 .................
On August 28, 2018, voters in Miami-Dade County head to the polls for the "Primary" election of Judges in our County. The more important date for our readers to watch though is May 4, 2018, the deadline for qualifying to run for Circuit and County Court.***
Currently, there are 24 Circuit Court seats up for election. Of those 24 seats, four judges are retiring at the end of their term; the other 20 will be running for reelection. In fact, already 19 of the 20 have filed with only Judge Hanzman needing to file his paperwork. We communicated directly with Judge Hanzman and he intends to file in the next couple of weeks.
GROUP 14: (Judge Cindy Lederman retiring):
GROUP 25: (Judge Dennis Murphy retiring):
GROUP 31: (Judge Maria Korvick retiring):
GROUP 79: (Judge Antonio Marin retiring):
Joseph David ("Joey-D") Perkins*
INCUMBENTS SEEKING REELECTION:
Judge Antonio Arzola
Judge Miguel de la O
Judge Victoria del Pino (appointed to fill Judge Blake’s seat)
Judge Maria Espinosa Dennis
Judge Jason Dimitris (appointed to fill Judge Brennan’s seat)
Judge Pedro Echarte
Judge Jose Fernandez
Judge Mindy Glazer
Judge Michael Hanzman
Judge Charles Johnson (appointed to fill Judge Sigler’s seat)
Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez
Judge Browyn Miller
Judge David Miller
Judge Teresa Pooler
Judge Maria de Jesus Santovenia
Judge Valerie Manno Schurr
Judge Lourdes Simon (appointed to fill Judge Luck’s seat)
Judge Ellen Sue Venzer
Judge Maria Verde
Judge Lisa Walsh
***Coming up tomorrow: County Court Judicial Election 2018.
CAPTAIN OUT .....
* Previous editions of this blog post incorrectly identified the candidate as David Perkins. His correct name is Joseph David Perkins, which will ensure he is not confused with long-time REGJB Irregular David Peckins.