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Chief Judge Kerry I. Evander

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About this Court Position

Candidate Background

Judicial Background

  • 2006 - present: Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush. He currently holds the role of Chief Judge (2018-present). He won the retention vote in 2008 by 70.0% and 2014 by 72.5%.
  • 1993 - 2006: Circuit Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court. Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles.* Held the two-year term of Chief Judge from 2005 until he was elevated to the Court of Appeal.
  • 1989 - 1993: County Judge, Brevard County. Appointed by Governor Bob Martinez.*

* Appointment due to a vacancy, this role is normally filled through an election.

Additional Background

Chief Judge Evander practiced law for 8+ years before being appointed County Judge. It appears that he specialized in personal injury law. He was also an Associate Professor at Mississippi College of Law (1986-1987).

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