4th Circuit Judge, Group 34

Published On: Jul 28 2012 12:56:31 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2012 01:06:44 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 4th Judicial Circuit,Group 34.

The following two candidates will appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot for this non-partisan post:

Suzanne Bass

AGE:   60

FAMILY:   Fred, husband; Helen, daughter

OCCUPATION:  Attorney, mediator, law professor and small business owner

EDUCATION:   J.D. from University of Richmond; B.A. from Emory University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  No previous political experience

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

  1. Electing judges of the highest integrity with balanced experience.
  2. Accountability of all elected officials, including judges.
  3. The public education of the role of judges, their power, and the importance of casting informed votes.

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:  SuzanneBassForJudge.com

John Merrett

AGE:   51

FAMILY:   Married to Susan Merrett for 29 years; 2 sons, Elijah (28), married for 6 years and Jacob (24) getting married July 21

OCCUPATION:  Elected circuit judge in 2006

EDUCATION:  Florida State University College of Law, graduated with honors, 1986; B.S. in history, Jacksonville University; 1981; Bishop Kenny High School

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Elected circuit court judge in 2006

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:  JudgeJohnMerrett.com