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Ron DeSantis taps two for 11th Judicial Circuit

The Governor tapped two Miami-Dade County Court judges to fill the vacancies.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is continuing to make his mark on the judiciary, naming two appointees to the 11th Judicial Circuit Court on Wednesday.

DeSantis tapped two Miami-Dade County Court judges, Michelle Alvarez Barakat and Tanya Brinkley, for a promotion to the 11th Circuit, which covers Miami-Dade.

Both judges also earned their law degrees from the University of Miami School of Law.

“While reviewing the applicants for the 11th Circuit, Judges Barakat and Brinkley stood out from the rest,” DeSantis said.

“Their extensive legal experience, judicial philosophy of restraint and respect for the rule of law will lead them to serve with distinction.”

The 47-year-old Bakarat is originally from Miami Beach. She has served on the Miami-Dade County Court since 2013.

Barakat will now fill the spot previously held by Judge Eric Hendon before his ascension to the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

Brinkley is originally from Pennsylvania and has also served on the Miami-Dade County Court since 2013.

The 52-year-old will replace Judge Bronwyn Miller, who was also elevated to the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

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