18th Circuit Judge, Group 25

June 27, 2020
Sam Bookhardt vs Oscar Hotusing
Seminole County
Brevard County
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About this Court Position

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The race for 18th Circuit Judge, Group 25 has two lawyers competing for the seat. There is no incumbent defending this seat.

Sam Bookhardt - Winner (71%)

Endorsed by the Orlando Sentinel

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Sam Bookhardt is a criminal defense and civil lawyer in Titusville, with experience as an assistant prosecutor. He has worked for a large law firm, before starting his own successful firm. He is a former President of the Brevard County Bar Association. He was in the U.S. Army before attending law school.

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Oscar Hotusing

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Oscar Hotusing is a defense and civil lawyer in Melbourne, with experience in the prosecutor's office. In 2006 he was appointed as a judge in Brevard County, but lost re-election in 2008. He was also a Captain in the US Army JAG CORP. He had two reprimands from the state Supreme Court. In a 2010 campaign, he implied he was a sitting judge through photos and by not clarifying he was no longer a judge in interviews, among other issues. In a 2014 campaign, he inaccurately completed paperwork and broke rules regarding judicial candidate impartiality. He dismissed both reprimands, saying he felt he did nothing wrong.

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Last Updated:
September 5, 2020

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