Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Runoff likely in judge's race in 5th Circuit

In partial election results Tuesday night, Mary Hatcher and Denise A. Dymond Lyn appeared to be headed for a showdown in November for the Group 3 judgeship in the 5th Judicial Circuit.

It appeared the incumbent judge, Sandy Kautz, would be the low vote receiver of the four. Hatcher, who was leading in the four-person race with more than twice the number of votes as Lyn, is a private practice lawyer from Wildwood who has served as a staff attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit judges in Dade City.

Lyn is also a private practice lawyer and has served as a contract attorney for several local governments. The fourth candidate in the race was Bo Samargya, a private practice lawyer who has been both a prosecutor and an assistant public defender.

The 5th Judicial Circuit is made up of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. The judge elected to Group 3 typically works in Citrus County. Elected in nonpartisan races, judges serve for six years.

Runoff likely in judge's race in 5th Circuit 08/26/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9:44pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours