Fensom Kicks Off Reelection Campaign

PANAMA CITY-- A local judge officially launched his re-election campaign Tuesday night.

14th Judicial Circuit Judge James Fensom held the kick off at G-Foley's restaurant in Panama City, surrounded by hundreds of supporters.

The Port St. Joe native practiced law in Panama City for nearly 30 years before Gov. Jeb Bush appointed him to his seat on the bench in 2006.

He stood for election in his own right in 2008, without opposition.

"Appreciate the opportunity to serve the public for the last nine years, I feel like I've done a good job, I hope I've done a good job, I believe that I've done a good job and have proven my ability and would like to keep the job," Fensom said.

Two people have announced their intention to run against Fensom. Local attorneys Gerard Virga and Shalene Grover are already running political ads.