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Broward Circuit Court Judge Lisa Porter Resigns
Broward Circuit Court Judge Lisa Porter Resigns-Seemingly, out the blue Broward County circuit court judge Lisa Porter has sent a letter to Florida governor Rick Scott, resigning her position effective June 30, 2018.
Dear Governor Scott,
Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation and retirement as a Circuit Judge in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida. My last day of service will be June 30, 2018.
It has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of the State of Florida for the past thirty years, seven years as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, serving most of that time under State Attorney Brad King, thirteen years with the Office of Statewide Prosecution, serving the majority of that time as a Chief Assistant in South Florida, and the last ten years as a Circuit Judge.
My career as a public servant has been rewarding beyond all measure. I thank the people with whom, and for whom, I have served, for this honor.
Lisa M Porter, Circuit Judge
Judge Lisa M. Porter was a Criminal Division judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She was appointed by former Governor Charlie Crist in April of 2008, effective May 2. She was re-elected on November 2, 2010 to a six-year term that ended on January 2, 2017.She won re-election in 2016 with no opponent.
Judge Porter began her career in 1988 as an assistant state attorney for the 5th Judicial Circuit. She joined the Florida Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution in 1995 and served there as Chief Assistant Statewide Prosecutor for 13 years. She was then appointed to the circuit court in 2008.
Judge Porter won the 2010 election in the primary, receiving 70.2% of the vote. She then ran unopposed and was elected in the general election on November 2nd.
Her term would not have ended until 2022, so Florida Governor Rick Scott will be appointing a new judge from a list given to him by the JNC-Florida Judicial Nominating commission.
According to Daily Business Review, she will leave office with plans to spend time with family, work with area charities and possibly consider a new career.
“Perhaps I’ll get involved in politics. I don’t know. I’ll just have to see where the path leads,” Porter said Thursday. “I spent 20 years in the executive branch as a prosecutor, 10 years on the judicial side as a judge. I might, down the road, be interested in exploring the legislative branch.”
Perhaps I’ll get involved in politics? Someone should remind the judge she was elected.
What crap! Voters put her in office just barely more than a year ago, now she just up and quits?
If she ever runs for public office again, we’ll remind voters about how she just dumped them like this. She couldn’t have made that decision before asking voters for their trust?
Those reasons are not good enough to just up and quit!
No health issue, no emergency, just “I don’t want to anymore”.
“I might, down the road, be interested in exploring the legislative branch.”
Why? So she can just change her mind on voters again? Why not finish her term, then take some time off, that’s what a responsible public servant would do.
In our opinion, she’s lost the trust of voters now, and in the future. She has circumvented the will of the voters now allowing the governor to appoint someone that none of us voted for.