Gov. Ron DeSantis January 7 appointed one judge to the Fifth Circuit court, one to the Sixth Circuit, one to the 18th Circuit, and one to the Okaloosa County court.

 Jason Nimeth of Mount Dora to serve as a judge on the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court

 Nimeth has served as a judge on the Lake County court since his appointment by DeSantis in 2019. Previously, he served as an assistant state attorney for eight years in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Barry University. Nimeth fills the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge S. Sue Robbins.