BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Our area is one step closer to having a new judge on the bench.
Circuit Court Judge Michael Overstreet recently announced his retirement, opening up his position. The 14th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission began the process of filling the vacancy, and has chosen five candidates to send to Governor Ron DeSantis' office.
In alphabetical order, the commission nominated:
-William S. Henry
-Jarred H. Patterson
-Robert A. Pell
-Bartow Shannon Saunders
The commission says these five people are highly qualified and more than capable to fill the position.
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