Personnel note: Court clerks assuming duties early in three counties


Three recently elected county court clerks will get early jumps on their new jobs because of retirements by their predecessors.

Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that he had appointed the new clerks to temporary terms lasting no more than a few days. Their elective terms begin Jan. 3

In Alachua County, J.K. “Jess” Irby will begin serving on Dec. 31, replacing J.K. “Buddy” Irby.

In Madison County, William “Billy” Washington takes over on Jan. 1 from Tim Sanders.

And in Volusia County, Laura Roth will replace Diane Matousek on Dec. 29.

Michael Moline

Michael Moline is a former assistant managing editor of The National Law Journal and managing editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal. Previously, he reported on politics and the courts in Tallahassee for United Press International. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he served as editor of the Florida Flambeau. His family’s roots in Jackson County date back many generations.


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