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Rick Scott begins new year with judicial, board appointments
Gov. Rick Scott began the New Year with a wave of judicial and regulatory committee appointments:
Judge Reinaldo Juan Ojeda to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court
Ojeda currently serves as a judge in Polk County, and he was assistant State Attorney in various roles with the Tenth Circuit State Attorney’s Office between 2001 and 2008, including as Chief of Special Prosecution and Director of County Court Prosecutions.
From 2003-2008, Ojeda served as Vice President and Board Member of the Bay Life Legal Ministries. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Harvey Kornstein.
“Judge Ojeda will be a great addition to the circuit bench,” Scott said in a statement. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated the qualities necessary to provide excellent service to Florida families.”
Judge Greg Tynan to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court
Tynan, of Orlando, currently serves as an Orange County Judge.
Tynan served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit from 1995-1999 and 2001-2012. He was in private practice in Orlando From 1999-2001. Judge Tynan fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Anthony Johnson.
“Judge Tynan has been a great county judge, and it is my privilege to appoint him to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court,” Scott said, “where he will continue to serve Florida’s families with dedication and integrity.”
Sergeant Dale M. Mitchell to the E911 Board
Mitchell, a resident of St. Augustine, is currently an E911 Coordinator with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. She fills an empty seat for a term ending July 1, 2016.
The E911 Board, established by the Legislature in 2007 as part of the Department of Management Services Public Safety Bureau, is composed of nine members, four who are 911 coordinators and four members from the telecommunications industry. The Board meets monthly with the purpose of making Florida a national leader in E911 services.
Michael Vallencourt to Clay County Utility Authority
Vallencourt, of Orange Park, is the president of Vallencourt Construction. He succeeds Helen Williford for a term ending September 30, 2016.