Cases and background information for

Judge Kerry I. Evander

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About this Court Position
About this Court Position

Candidate Background

Judicial Background

  • 2006 - present: Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush. 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.*
  • 1989 - 1993: County Judge, Brevard County. Appointed by Governor Bob Martinez.*

Additional Background

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).

This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.

Expected Retirement


This judge is a textualist, who uses an interpretation of the Constitution that is advocated by the Federalist Society.

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* Appointed instead of running for election because of a vacancy between election cycles.