BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County Judge Donald Scaglione is headed to Circuit Court.
Scaglione, 54, of Brooksville, will fill the vacancy left by 5th Circuit Judge Anthony Tatti's transfer to Marion County. Gov. Rick Scott's office announced the appointment late Friday.
Scott picked Scaglione over two other finalists recommended by the circuit's Judicial Nominating Commission: Thomas R. Eineman and John E. Napolitano, both private attorneys in Spring Hill.
"Judge Scaglione's service on the Hernando County Court bench has demonstrated his commitment to his community and the law," Scott said.
Scaglione has been a county judge since 2005. Prior to that, he served for 14 years as an assistant state attorney in the 5th Circuit.
The appointment means Scott now has two vacant seats to fill in the Hernando County courthouse. Circuit Judge Lisa Herndon is also transferring to Marion.