Tag: circuit judge
For a big Gadsden County check, Ron DeSantis was happy to deliver the news in person.

Staff ReportsAugust 28, 2018

Incumbent Circuit Judge Thomas H. “Tommy” Minkoff of Pinellas County has beaten back a challenge from Mike Trentalange, a medical malpractice lawyer. The circuit includes Pinellas and Pasco counties. By 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Minkoff led 71 percent-29 percent in Pinellas County with 97 percent of the vote in, and 65 percent-35 percent in Pasco, with 99 percent […]

Jim RosicaMarch 11, 2018

In a surprise announcement Sunday from the dais of the Florida House, Gov. Rick Scott said he had appointed Republican Rep. Larry Metz as a circuit judge. Metz, a Yalaha Republican and 62-year-old lawyer in private practice, applied for a judgeship in the 5th Judicial Circuit, covering Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties. He’s term-limited in the House […]


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