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Grosshans is currently serving as a judge on the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal, where she has been since 2018. Before that, she served a judge in the Orange County Court and as an assistant state attorney for that county.
The state Constitution requires a Florida Supreme Court justice to be a member of the Florida Bar for at least ten years. DeSantis named Francis to the court in May but said she would not be sworn in until Sept. 24 when she reached ten years of membership with the Florida Bar---but the Supreme Court ordered the governor to name a new justice by Monday.
The GOP lost the seat to former state Sen. Geri Thompson who returned to the Florida House with her win last year.
The award is given to officials who show “a steadfast commitment to restore citizen government through term limits.”
Thompson held a town hall at Windermere High School on Wednesday night to discuss what she sees as many problems with Florida’s elections.
In addition to her new assignment, Demings is keeping her seats on the U.S. House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees.