The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the application deadline to fill the vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Hernando County Court Judge due to the elevation of Judge Kristie M. Healis has been extended.

Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) years and must be a registered voter. The appointee must be a resident of Hernando County at the time he or she is appointed.

The Judicial Application may be downloaded from the Office of the Governor ( PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 1, 2020, the application has been substantially revised. Please be sure to download and use the current application. Applications are also available from the Chair: