Third candidate joins Pasco judicial race
Pasco County Court Judge Debra Roberts has drawn a second challenger in her bid for re-election in 2016.
Scott Tremblay, 38, a former prosecutor who now has his own practice in New Port Richey, filed candidacy papers this week.
“I feel I am well-qualified, based on my background, and a good candidate for that position,’’ Tremblay said Thursday afternoon.
Roberts, the first Afrian-American to serve on the Pasco bench, filed her re-election papers for the Group 4 seat in September. She was appointed to her seat by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2001 then won election in 2004 and again in 2010.
The other candidate is Michael P. Wilson, a former private-practice attorney who now is a Pasco Sheriff’s deputy serving a detective in the professional standards office. He announced his candidacy in June.
The non-partisan race will be on the Aug. 30, 2016, ballot.