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Judicial applicants announced

By Staff | Mar 7, 2012

The following individuals have applied with the 20th Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to the 20th Circuit Court. The vacancy results from the upcoming resignation of Judge James H. Seals.

Lon Scott Arend

Raymond L. Bass, Jr.

Susan M. Bodden

Robert J. Branning

Toni A. Butler

John Wylie Carter

Francine Donnorummo

Kinley I. Engvalson

Miguel C. Fernandez III

Andrea R. Fraser

Josephine M. Gagliardi

Leah LaVonne Harwood

Victor J. Hayes

Jesus M. Hevia

Darrell R. Hill

James Robert Jessell, Jr.

Donald Herbert Mason

David Lee McElrath

James Madison McGarity III

Joseph William Miskovich

James D. Molenaar

Carrie Ann Pollock

Lisa S. Porter

Michael Garland Powell

LaShawn D. Riggans

Cynthia Ann Ross

Donna Tisch

The 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks comment regarding the qualifications of all these applicants from the public and members of the Bench and Bar. Any comments may be addressed to:

Jack O. Hackett II, Esq., Chair

Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr, P.A.

99 Nesbit Street

Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Fax 941-639-0028,

or to any Commission member listed below. Any comments must be received on or before Thursday, March 29, to be considered by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Members of the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission are: Gordon W. Corey, Jack O. Hackett II, Esq., Pamela Stewart, Esq., John F. Hooley, Esq., Joseph A. Linnehan, Jr., Esq., Russell T. Kirshy, Esq., Douglas L. Rankin, Esq., F. Joseph McMackin, III, Esq., and Reginald S. Gibson, Jr., Esq. A complete listing for each member is available from The Florida Bar’s website or from the Chair.

Interviews of the applicants will be conducted on Tuesday, April 3, beginning at 8 a.m. at the offices of Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr, P.A., 99 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda.

All interviews are open to the public. Executive session meetings, breaks and lunch are not open to the public.

Source: 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission