From: Amaura H Canty [ACanty@flabar.org] on behalf of The Florida Bar Public Information [pubinfo@flabar.org]
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 1:33 PM
Subject: FIFTY APPLY FOR SUPREME COURT VACANCIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 28, 2008
CONTACT: Robert S. Hackleman, Chair
Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission
PHONE: (954)468-1329

FIFTY APPLY FOR SUPREME COURT VACANCIES

FORT LAUDERDALE-- The Supreme Court JNC advises the following applications have been received as of the 5 p.m. deadline Friday, July 25, 2008:

H. Scott Fingerhut, 45, Miami, Attorney
Michael D. Gelety, 56, Fort Lauderdale, Attorney
Judge Vincent G. Torpy, Jr., 52, Daytona Beach, Fifth District Court of Appeal
Judge Charles Canady, 54, Lakeland, Second District Court of Appeal
David R. Herman, 39, Tallahassee, General Counsel, Fla. Dept. of Veterans' Affairs
Scott D. Makar, 48, Tallahassee, Solicitor General
Clifford A. Taylor, 58, Tallahassee, Chief of Litigation, Fla. Dept. of Mgmt. Services
Judge Stephen O. Rushing, 62, Brooksville, Fifth Judicial Circuit
Karen Gievers, 59, Tallahassee, Attorney
Stephen J. Willis, 55, Gainesville, Professor of Law, University of Florida
Judge Scott Stephens, 50, Tampa, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Kenneth W. Sukhia, 55, Tallahassee, Attorney
Daniel J. Gerber, 45, Winter Park, Attorney
Judge Emily A. Peacock, 52, Tampa, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Judge Israel Reyes, 49, Miami, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Ladd C. Brown, Jr., 42, Boca Raton, Senior Counsel, Treasury Department
Manuel Farach, 48, West Palm Beach, Attorney
Perry M. Adair, 49, Coral Gables, Attorney
Arnaldo Velez, 59, Coral Gables, Attorney
Judge Marva L. Crenshaw, 56, Tampa, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Stephen M. Durden, 48, Jacksonville, Professor
Thomas F. Slater, 46, Jacksonville, Attorney
Judge L. Clayton Roberts, 43, Tallahassee, First District Court of Appeal
Judge Pauline M. Drayton, 55, Jacksonville, County Court
Edward G. Guedes, 44, Miami, Attorney
Judge John C. Murphy, 50, County Court, 18th Judicial Circuit
Judge Philip J. Padovano, 61, Tallahassee, First District Court of Appeal
Judge Charles A. Francis, 59, Tallahassee, Second Judicial Circuit
Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr., 62, Miami, Third District Court of Appeal
Albert F. Tellechea, 57, Orlando, Attorney
Judge Jorge Labarga, 55, West Palm Beach, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
Paul R. Regensdorf, 60, Fort Lauderdale, Attorney
Vicki M. Dearing, 43, Jacksonville, Assistant Law Professor
Judge Kevin Emas, 50, Miami, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Judge William D. Palmer, 55, Daytona Beach, Fifth District Court of Appeal
J. Dudley Goodlette, 60, Naples, Attorney
William S. Bilenky, 63, Brooksville, Attorney
Judge Terry P. Lewis, 56, Tallahassee, Second Judicial Circuit
Judge Ricky L. Polston, 52, Tallahassee, First District Court of Appeal
Judge Peter D. Webster, 59, Tallahassee, First District Court of Appeal
Judge Ron Swanson, 60, Milton, First Judicial Circuit
Judge James R. Wolf, 58, Tallahassee, First Judicial Circuit
Judge Gisela Cardonne Ely, 57, Miami, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Judge William P. Levens, 61, Tampa, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Judge Frank R. Jimenez, 43, Miami, General Counsel of the Navy
Judge Waddell A. Wallace, III, 55, Jacksonville, Fourth Judicial Circuit
Lynn C. Hearn, 42, Tallahassee, General Counsel, Fla. Dept. of State
Judge Angel A. Cortinas, 45, Miami, Third District Court of Appeal
Judge Leslie B. Rothenberg, 60, Miami, Third District Court of Appeal
George C. Richards, 53, Cape Coral, Chief Assistant State Prosecutor

The following meetings have been set:

Aug. 11 - Aug. 14, 2008 - Interviewing conducted in Tampa at the Airport Marriott Hotel, Room C-49, followed by closed deliberations and voting.
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