Governor to Choose Among Six for 10th Judicial Circuit judgePost


Published: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:29 a.m.

BARTOW | After interviewing 36 applicants on Thursday and Friday, the 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission narrowed a list down to six nominees for an opening as a 10th Judicial Circuit judge.

The vacancy occurred after Judge Karla Foreman Wright died on Oct 1.

The 10th Judicial Circuit encompasses Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.

The list of nominees, including one county court judge, will be sent to Gov. Rick Scott to consider for the appointment:

Jon Kevin Abdoney, Polk County judge.

Jalal A. Harb, assistant state attorney in Bartow.

Larry S. Helms, Winter Haven lawyer.

Stacy Robinson Nickerson, senior attorney, assistant regional counsel Department of Children and Family Services in Lakeland.

Angela R. Pulido, Lake Wales lawyer.

Andrea Teves Smith, Lakeland lawyer.

A circuit judge serves a six-year term and receives an annual salary of $142,178.

[ Clifford Parody can be reached at clifford.parody@theledger.com or 863-802-7516. ]

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