21 throw their hats in the ring for Supreme Court opening

first_img21 throw their hats in the ring for Supreme Court opening June 1, 2002 Regular News 21 throw their hats in the ring for Supreme Court openingTwenty-one lawyers and judges have applied to replace retiring Justice Major Harding on the Florida Supreme Court. Seven are district court of appeal judges, seven are circuit judges, and seven are practicing attorneys.Applications had to be filed by 5 p.m. May 17, and the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission was scheduled to meet to begin reviewing them on May 23, after this News went to press, and conduct interviews beginning June 5 in Tampa.Those applying were: Second District Court of Appeal Judge Chris Altenbernd, 53, of Tampa; First Circuit Judge Kenneth Bell, 46, of Pensacola; attorney Raoul G. Cantero III, 41, of Miami; attorney Edward Royce Curtis, 61, of Ft. Lauderdale; Second DCA Judge Virginia Maria Hernandez Covington, 45, of Lakeland; 10th Circuit Judge Robert L. Doyel, 56, of Bartow; 18th Circuit Judge O.H. Eaton, 59, of Sanford; Assistant City Attorney William N. Drake, Jr., 56, of St. Petersburg; 11th Circuit Judge Gisela Cardonne Ely, 51, of Miami; Ninth Circuit Judge Robert M. Evans, 48, of Orlando; Fifth DCA Judge Charles M. Harris, 67, of Daytona Beach; First Circuit Judge Terry Michael Jones, 51, of Pensacola; 18th Circuit Court Judge Debra Steinberg Nelson, 48, of Sanford; First District Court of Appeal Judge Ricky L. Polston, 46, of Tallahassee; First DCA Judge Philip J. Padovano, 55, of Tallahassee; Northern Region Capital Collateral Regional Counsel Michael P. Reiter, 54, of Tallahassee; attorney Kenneth Wayne Sukhia of Tallahassee; attorney Albert Tellechea, 51, of Orlando; First DCA Judge Peter D. Webster, 53, of Tallahassee; attorney John Williams, 53, of Tallahassee; and First DCA Judge James Robert Wolf, 51, of Tallahassee.last_img read more

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