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Judge John M. Harris

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Candidate Background

Judicial Background

  • 2018 - present: Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott.
  • 2006 - 2018: Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court. Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush.* He ran unopposed in 2008 and 2014. Held the two-year position of Chief Judge twice (2013, 2017).
  • 2002-2006: County Judge, Brevard County. Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush.*

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

Additional Background

Judge Harris was a practicing attorney between 1991 and 2002. He primarily practiced civil law, focusing on business and commercial litigation. He represented his clients in trial, mediation, and in appeal court as needed. In 1997 he was an adjunct professor at UCF, teaching a course in legal research. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Judicial Mentor.

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