Gov. Crist Appoints George C. Richards to 20th Judicial Circuit Court
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Charlie Crist today appointed George C. Richards of Cape Coral to the 20th Judicial Circuit Court.
“George has dedicated his legal career to public service and ensuring the safety of the people of Florida,” said Crist in a prepared statement. “I am confident his character and desire to serve will continue to be a tremendous asset to the legal community and our state.”
Richards, 54, is the chief assistant statewide prosecutor in Fort Myers Office of the Attorney General since 2002. Previously, he served as assistant state attorney for the 13th Circuit Court from 1998 to 2002 and for the 9th Circuit from 1994 to 1998. He earned an associate’s degree from Miami-Dade Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Barry University and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Richards will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Lynne Dailey on April 10, 2009.
Source: Office of the Governor