Tampa Bay Times: Qualifying deadline for judicial races sees numerous Tampa Bay officials re-elected
Last Termers (open seats in 2020 for Hillsborough/Pinellas)
Pinellas State Attorney, Bernie McCabe, and Public Defender, Robert Dillinger, were re-elected without challenge. Both have stated that they will not run in 2020. Dillinger stated that this will be his last term because it will be “time for new blood” next election cycle. Dillinger told Tampa Bay Times that “his top priority in a sixth term will be to push for legislation changing the way the state handles juveniles taken into custody for psychiatric evaluation under the Baker Act.” Florida You Judge has contacted Mr. Dillinger to inquire about whether he was present in Tallahassee during this past legislative session and if so what were his efforts/focus. FYJ has not received any response. Should Mr. Dillinger respond, FYJ will update this post. Hillsborough State Attorney, Mark Ober is being challenged by virtual political unknown, Andrew Warren. Ober says if he wins, this will be his last term.
Qualified for Hillsborough Group 3 Judicial Race
Qualified for Hillsborough Group 24 Judicial Race
Qualified for Hillsborough Group 10 Judicial Race
Hillsborough Judges: Qualified without Opposition
Pinellas Judges: Qualified without Opposition
John D. Carballo
Holly T. Grissinger
Kathleen T. Hessinger
Qualified for Pinellas Group 8 Judicial Race
Qualified for Pinellas Group 9 Judicial Race
Coming Soon: Did Dwight Dudley Do Diddley Darn about Duke? Dudley does not wish to sit down for a candid online segment to address “we the people”.
Qualified for Pasco Group 4 Judicial Race
NOTE PASCO VOTERS: Judicial Candidates Michael Wilson and Scott Tremblay have agreed to participate in an online segment to address voters. The incumbent, Judge Debra Roberts, has not responded to an invite to participate in an online segment on Florida You Judge.