By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Nov. 11, 2015 – Broward’s Judicial Nominating Commission has released the names of 31 lawyers who have applied for two openings on the Broward Circuit Court.
At least two of the applicants — Betsy Benson and Russell Thompson — are currently running for bench in the 2016 election.
The positions opened when Laura Watson was removed from the bench for misconduct before she became a judge. Then Lynn Rosenthal quit under the threat of removal by the Florida Supreme Court over incidences surrounding her DUI arrest in 2014.
JNC Chair Reggie Zachariah said the applicants were: