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4th Circuit Public Defender

Voters in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties will vote in the Aug. 14 primary for public defender of the 4th Judicial Circuit.

While both candidates are Republicans, because no Democrat is running and the winner of the primary will assume the office, the primary is open to all voters

William Charles Fletcher


FAMILY:   Married to Kelli Alford Fletcher since 1995; 4 children, Kathryn, Rinn, Will and Wayne

OCCUPATION:  Attorney in private practice

EDUCATION:   Juris Doctorate, Samford, 1997: Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Florida, 1993

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  ChuckFletcher4PD.com | Facebook.com/Chuck-Fletcher-for-Public-Defender

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Matthew Shirk

OCCUPATION:  Public defender, 4th Judicial Circuit

EDUCATION:   Florida Coastal School of Law, 1999; bachelor's from Western Illinois University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:   Elected public defender 2008

WEBSITE:  Facebook.com/Matt-Shirk-for-Public-Defender

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