Candidate for 7th Circuit Judge
Family: My mother, Stasia Warren, served our community as a County Judge for 21 years. My father, Dan Warren, was our elected State Attorney and a defense attorney. Three of my siblings are also attorneys.
Education: J.D., Stetson University College of Law; Bachelor of Arts (Major: Psychology), Stetson University
Political experience: In 2012, I ran for county judge in Volusia County, placing second in a five-person race.
What do you see as the top three issues in this race?
In judicial races, there are no issues aside from the large volume of cases that judges must manage. Judges must ensure that the cases move forward as quickly and as economically as possible while protecting the rights of the litigants. However, I feel the "issue" for anyone who wants to sit on the bench is honesty and integrity. My father, Dan Warren, a former state attorney, often said anyone can learn the law, but few have the integrity and honesty to be a judge. My parents taught me at an early age what was important in life: personal character, professional ethics, and a commitment to public service. I have carried these lessons with me throughout my life and career. I believe the most important qualifications I have are my honesty, personal character and commitment to follow the law.