JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

President Barack Obama on Thursday renominated 33 people to federal judgeships that were never confirmed by the previous Congress.

Among those awaiting confirmation at the end of last year was Circuit Judge Brian J. Davis for appointment to the bench of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

"Today, I am re-nominating 33 highly qualified candidates for the federal bench, including many who could have and should have been confirmed before the Senate adjourned,” President Obama said in a statement. “Several have been awaiting a vote for more than six months, even though they all enjoy bipartisan support. I continue to be grateful for their willingness to serve and remain confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity. I urge the Senate to consider and confirm these nominees without delay, so all Americans can have equal and timely access to justice."

Davis has served as a circuit judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida since 1994 and is currently assigned to Nassau County. He served as chief assistant state attorney in the state attorney’s office from 1991 to 1994. Davis also worked at civil litigation law firms on two occasions during his legal career.

Davis received his J.D. in 1980 from the University of Florida College of Law and his B.A. in 1974 from Princeton University.

With no assurance his nomination would be confirmed, Davis ran for reelection and won another four-year term as circuit court judge.