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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2016 - THE DAY BEFORE "THE DAY"
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
THE CLOCK IS TICKING ......
With just over 24 hours to go before the deadline to Qualify for the 2016 Miami-Dade Judicial Elections, there are many creatures a-stirring throughout all parts of our great County.
The following Incumbent Circuit and County Judges are holding their breath, all currently unopposed, waiting to see who among them will join the summer breakfast circuit traveling between Florida City to the South and Aventura to the North; from Miami Beach to the East to the likes of Doral, Sweetwater, and Kendall to the West:
Rodolfo "Rudy" Ruiz
Samantha Ruiz Cohen
Laura Anne Stuzin
The following "CONTESTED" races are lining up as follows:
Circuit Group 9 - Incumbent Jason Bloch* v. Marcia Del Rey
Circuit Group 30 - Incumbent Rosa Rodriguez v. Jorge Lopez*
Circuit Group 34 - Mark Blumstein v. Renee Gordon v. Denise Martinez-Scanziani v. Luis Perez-Medina. (Judge Gill Freeman retiring).
Circuit Group 39 - David Young v. NOBODY YET. (Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat retiring).
Circuit Group 52 - Carol "Jodie" Breece v. Raul Perez-Ceballos v. Oscar Rodriguez-Fonts. (Judge Michael Genden retiring).
Circuit Group 66 - Incumbent Robert Luck v. Yolly Roberson*
Circuit Group 74 - Incumbent George "Jorge" Sarduy v. Elena Ortega-Tauler
County Group 5 - Incumbent Fred Seraphin v. Milena Abreu
County Group 7 - Incumbent Ed Newman v. Lizzett Martinez*
County Group 15 - Ruben Yury Alcoba v. Linda Luce v. Eleane Sosa-Bruzon*. (Judge Judith Rubenstein retiring).
County Group 23 - Incumbent Carroll Kelly v. Rosy Anette Aponte*
County Group 35 - Incumbent Wendell Graham v. Antonio "Tony" Jimenez
*Indicates that the candidate has filed their initial Statement of Candidate for Judicial Office but they have not yet paid their Qualifying Fee.
CAPTAIN OUT ......