FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Magistrate Sheri Polster Chappell to a judgeship in Florida's Middle District.
Obama made the appointment Monday. It is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Chappell is a magistrate in the Middle District's Fort Myers Division. She was a Lee County judge from 2000 through 2003 when she joined the federal bench.
She previously was an assistant state attorney for 13 years.
Chappell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1984. She earned a law degree from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1987.