Gov. Ron DeSantis May 9 appointed Lorelie Brannan of Macclenny to the Baker County bench. 

Brannan has served as an assistant state attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit since 2008. Previously, she served as an assistant state attorney in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from Loyola University.

Brannan fills the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joseph M. Williams.