2016 Judicial Poll Posted August 10, 2016 by Tallahassee Bar Association

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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AREA LAWYERS RATE JUDICIAL CANDIDATES

Tallahassee (August 10, 2016) — The Tallahassee Bar Association (TBA) today released the results of a confidential poll conducted of area lawyers, asking their professional opinions regarding the qualifications of candidates for judge in the upcoming primary election.  The poll was taken of all Florida lawyers in the state’s Second Judicial Circuit, comprised of Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Wakulla, Franklin and Liberty counties; and sought opinions concerning all candidates in the contested election for Leon County Judge, Seat 2.  The TBA sent out 3,518 ballots and a total of 475 lawyers participated.

Lawyers were asked to indicate whether the judicial candidates were qualified in the areas of judicial temperament and judicial ability; only the views of participating lawyers who indicated an opinion were included in the results.

“We believe that the views of area lawyers, regarding the ability and temperament of judicial candidates, are an important consideration in the election process,” said Richard B. Collins, President of TBA. “We conducted this poll and released the results purely as a service to the voting public.”  Collins continued to say TBA routinely conducts such polls. “The TBA feels that conducting a judicial poll is an important public service. This polling, along with our Lawyer Referral Service and Legal Aid Foundation, is one of the most important things we can do, as an association, to serve the community and improve our system of justice.”

The poll was conducted using procedures and tabulation services provided by Ballot Box Online LLC.

See the attached document below for the results.

 

2016 TBA Judicial Poll Release and Results