On your ballot this November, you will be asked to vote for the retention of several judges who serve on the Second District Court of Appeal.
You will also be asked to vote for retention of a Supreme Court Justice.
Below is information to help you make those decisions.
Judge Susan H. Rothstein-Youakim.
In May 2016, Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Rothstein-Youakim to the Second District Court of Appeal. After completing her law degree, she became an assistant United States attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida in 1995.
Judge Anthony Black
In 2002 Governor Jeb Bush appointed Judge Black to the Thirteenth Judicial Court. He was reelected to the circuit court bench in 2004 without opposition where he served until April 2010 when Gov. Charlie Crist appointed him to the appellate bench. The electorate retained Judge Black in 2012. Since his appointment to the appellate bench, Judge Black has served on the Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases and the Subcommittee on Postconviction Relief as appointed by the Supreme Court.
Judge Darryl Casaneuva
Judge Casaneuva is a judge on the Florida Second District Court of Appeal. He was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles and has served on this court since February 14, 1998. Voters retained him in 2000, 2006 and 2012. His current term ends on January 7, 2019.
Judge Edward LaRose
Governor Jeb Bush appointed Judge LaRose to the Second District Court of Appeal, and he began serving as a member of the court in February 2005.
Judge LaRose practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, antitrust, and employment law.
Justice Alan Lawson
in 2016. Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Alan Lawson to the Florida Supreme Court. Social conservatives and business groups praised the appointment. Justice Lawson is a former assistant attorney for Orange County and served as a circuit judge for Orange and Osceola counties for four years. Gov. Jeb Bush named him to the 5th District Court of Appeal in 2006.