Florida Bar investigating after Jacksonville attorney becomes judge without an election
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Bar said Monday it is investigating after last-minute moves made by a Circuit Judge and a Jacksonville attorney led to that attorney winning the judge’s seat by default — without an election. The deadline for candidates for the circuit judge positions to file their qualifying papers to run for judge was April 24. Judge Boyer also said he’d heard he would have opposition from either Kalil or Attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters. In a statement from her campaign, Peoples-Waters said she asked Judge Boyer directly if he was planning on retiring. I met with Judge Boyer and Chief Judge Mahon last fall and made that preference clear.