8th District Circuit Court judge

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE (Of four judges on the circuit bench in Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union counties, only one race is contested. The Group 8 race will appear on the primary ballot.)

  8th Circuit, Group 8

 


Gloria WalkerDavid Robertson

Age: 51

Family: Bonnie (wife), Hannah (daughter), Hunter (son), Blain (stepson), Brantly (stepson), Arianna (daughter) and Alanna (daughter)

Occupation: Attorney: (1) Chief Counsel Florida Department of Transportation District 2; and (2) Command Judge Advocate, 53D IBCT, Florida Army National Guard

Education: B.B.A. Mississippi State University (1990); J.D. Cumberland School of Law (1997)
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Political experience: None

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less.

Veteran Army officer committed to ensuring fairness for all litigants

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

1. Knowledge of the law / experience
2. Integrity / honesty
3. Judicial Temperament / humility

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

I can help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot by drawing on: (1) my broad base of experience as a practicing attorney in North Florida spanning over twenty years in multiple different areas of the law, including over ten years in private practice, over ten years in state government and two years as a city attorney; (2) my seventeen years of military service that include an overseas deployment in support of the global war on terrorism, multiple state activations for hurricanes and service as the command judge advocate for the Florida National Guard's largest major subordinate command; (3) my life experiences as a husband, father of six incredible children and being part of a biracial family (our youngest two children were adopted internationally from Guatemala); (4) my service to the Florida Bar as a member of a local grievance committee, including serving as the chair of the committee; and (5) my volunteer work for several public service organizations including serving on the boards of director for a local chapter of the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce and a senior services organization.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?

Earning the trust and respect of my peers, the bar and the whole of the community by conducting myself with humility, integrity and honesty and by demonstrating a commitment to the law and an ordered and fair process for everyone that comes before the court.

Campaign website: RobertsonForCircuitJudge.com

Social media: Facebook


Gloria WalkerJulie Waldman

Age: 54

Family: n/a

Occupation: Attorney

Education: BA - Comparative Literature, with college honors from University of Washington; JD from Tulane Law School

Political experience: none

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less.

Experience, Integrity, Justice with Compassion

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

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How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

In my current role, I am responsible for the residential, vocational and leisure programming for 340 developmentally disabled adults. In this leadership position, the nature of my responsibilities requires that I continue to work efficiently and effectively on a wide variety of issues involving both the residents of the facility and the management of the facility as a whole. My time management and organizational skills would bring a high level of efficient case management to the bench, while still ensuring that each case is heard on its own merits, and in a fair and just manner.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?

I have dedicated my career to advocating for the most vulnerable citizens in Florida – children, the elderly and the developmentally disabled. I bring a unique perspective to the bench - my knowledge of the law, as well as an appreciation of the role of the judiciary in our government's system of checks and balances demonstrates my abiding commitment to judicial restraint, and great professional and personal integrity. I have a strong command of the law through decades of legal experience and public service, and I would serve Florida's families with compassion, sincerity, and true devotion to the rule of law.

Campaign Website: Julie4judge.com

Social media: Facebook | Twitter


Gloria Walker

Gloria Walker

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Campaign website: GloriaWalkerForJudge.com

Social media: Facebook | Twitter

 

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