Tag: judges


With the addition of four judges from the Tallahassee-based 1st District Court of Appeal, 17 appellate judges had formally qualified as of mid-day Tuesday for merit-retention elections in November. The four latest judges listed on the state Division of Elections website were 1st District judges Harvey Jay, Stephanie Ray, Kemmerly Thomas and Allen Winsor. While […]

Jim RosicaMay 23, 2016

State Rep. Richard Corcoran announced Monday he had qualified to run for his House District 37 seat. Corcoran, slated to be Speaker when the next Legislature convenes, said in an email he had gathered and turned in “more than the 1,113 petitions necessary.” On Monday, the Division of Elections’ website showed Corcoran had the required 1,113 verified signatures […]

Mark FerruloMay 6, 2015

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar that will impact future judicial campaigns across the country. The court upheld a Florida rule that helps keep courts fair and impartial by prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions. This means that the highest court in the land affirmed that […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 16, 2015

Florida House Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran is determined to rein in lobbyist influence on lawmakers, as evidenced by his speech to fellow legislators at his Wednesday designation ceremony. Corcoran, a Land O’Lakes Republican and current House budget chief, was formally selected to be the House of Representatives leader for 2016-18. “We must close the revolving door between the Legislature and […]


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