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Judge Eric J. Eisnaugle

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Candidate Background

Judicial Background

  • 2017 - Present: Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott. In 2018, he won the retention vote by 63.3%.

Additional Background

Judge Eisnaugle practiced as an attorney on and off between 2003 and 2014. During law school, he clerked in Governor Jeb Bush’s General Counsel’s Office and President George W. Bush’s General Counsel’s Office.

He has an unusual background, because he was a politician. He ran for office as a Republican. Between 2008 and 2014, he was District 40 Representative in the Florida House of Representatives. He was elected by 52.5%. In 2010 he was re-elected with 60.45% of the vote.

Between 2014 and 2017 he served as District 44 Representative in the Florida House of Representatives. He won by 74.2% in a special election. In 2016, he ran for re-election unopposed. The same year, he lost an unofficial election among his peers for House Speaker. He left this seat vacant the next year when he was appointed to the 5th District Court of Appeal.

He is a conservative, textualist judge and is a member of the Federalist Society.  

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