JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM. Winner of the prestigious Cushing Left Anterior Descending Artery Award.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2018: COUNTY COURT
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2018 .................
Currently, there are 25 County Court seats up for election. Of those 25 seats, six judges are retiring at the end of their term; and at least 18 of the other 19 will be running for reelection. The only undecided incumbent, Judge Andrew Hague.
We have been communicating with Judge Hague and he has told us that he is still examining all options, including: running for reelection, retiring early and throwing his seat to the JNC and Governor Scott, and serving out through the end of his current term.
GROUP 2: (Judge Mary Jo Francis retiring):
Jacqueline Woodward (switched from County Group 43)
GROUP 18: (Judge Deborah White-Labora retiring):
Laura Cruz (first filed in Circuit and then switched to County)
Mike Mirabal (switched from County Group 33)
GROUP 32: (Judge Caryn Canner Schwartz retiring):
Rosy Aponte (first filed in Circuit and then switched to County)
GROUP 33: (Judge Teretha Thomas Lundy retiring):
GROUP 40: (Judge Don Cohn retiring):
GROUP 43: (Judge Joseph Davis, Jr retiring):
INCUMBENTS SEEKING REELECTION:
Judge Michelle Alvarez Barakat
Judge Gina Beovides (appointed to fill Judge Charles Johnson’s seat)
Judge Alexander Spicola Bokor (appointed to fill Judge Jacqueline Schwartz’s seat)
Judge Tanya Brinkley
Judge Dawn Denaro
Judge Robin Faber
Judge Gloria Gonzalez-Meyer
Judge Diana Gonzalez-Whyte
Judge Hague *** Undecided as of this post ***
Judge Lawrence King
Judge Shelley Kravitz
Judge Luise Krieger-Martin
Judge Myriam Lehr
Judge Steve Leifman
Judge Patricia Marino-Pedraza
Judge Maria Ortiz
Judge Sam Slom
Judge Linda Singer Stein
Judge Andrea Ricker Wolfson
CAPTAIN OUT .......