4th Circuit Judge, Group 1

Published On: Jul 28 2012 11:10:19 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2012 01:06:28 PM EDT

Voters in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties will vote in this non-partisan election of a judge to a six-year term in the 4th Judicial Circuit, Group 1. 

Four candidates will appear on the Aug. 14 ballot and one write-in candidate qualified for this non-partisan post:

Melina E. Buncome

AGE:  47

FAMILY:   2 college-age children

OCCUPATION:  Attorney in the Capital Crimes Unit at the Public Defender's Office

EDUCATION:   J.D., Nova Southeastern University Sheppard Board School of Law;
A.A., El Centro Junior College; B.A., University of the Virgin Islands

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Never ran for office

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  BuncomeForJudge.org

Brian Davis

AGE:  59

FAMILY:   Wife of 35 years, Tanya; 2 adult children; 4 grandchildren

OCCUPATION:  Circuit Court Judge, 4th Judicial Circuit

EDUCATION:  B.A. Princeton University, 1974;  J.D. University of Florida, 1982

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  18 years as a non-partisan constitutional officer

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Experience
  2. Fairness
  3. Respectfulness

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  JudgeBrianDavis.com

Donald B. Mairs

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:   MairsForJudge.com

This candidate has not responded to WJXT/News4Jax.com's questionnaire.

Greg Messore

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  RunningForJudge.com

This candidate has not responded to WJXT/News4Jax.com's questionnaire.

Gerald L. Wilkerson

Write-in candidate candidate's name will not appear on ballot

AGE:  43

FAMILY:  Married with two children, ages 9 and 7

OCCUPATION:  Attorney, self employed at the Law Office of Gerald Wilkerson

EDUCATION:  B.A. English with honors from Florida International University, 1996;  Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida, 2000

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  None

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  None