Judge Kerry I. Evander

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Candidate Background

Judicial experience


Retired or Appointed Elsewhere


Expected Retirement

2006 - present

Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush. He won the retention vote in 2020 (72.3%), 2014 (72.5%), and 2008 (70.0%).

1993 - 2006

Circuit Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court. Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles.*

1989 - 1993

County Judge, Brevard County. Appointed by Governor Bob Martinez.*

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

legal experience

Judge Evander practiced law for 8+ years before being appointed County Judge. It appears that he specialized in personal injury law.

political experience

other relevant tidbits

This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.

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

He was also an Associate Professor at Mississippi College of Law (1986-1987).

additional Resources

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