BROOKSVILLE — The supervisor of the State Attorney's Office in Brooksville has been tapped for Hernando's vacant county judge post.
Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Thursday that Donald "Sonny" McCathran, 41, will fill the position formerly held by Judge Donald Scaglione. Scott recently appointed Scaglione to a vacant Circuit Court seat in Brooksville.
McCathran's years of service "have prepared him well for the new position and make him a great addition to the Hernando Count bench," Scott said in a news release.
McCathran began his legal career in 1997 as an assistant state attorney in the 5th Circuit. He received his bachelor's degree from Florida State University and his law degree from St. Thomas University. He is a certified legal instructor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and serves as vice chairman of the 5th Circuit's Florida Bar Grievance Committee.