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Jessica Recksiedler and Kelly Ingram have been reelected to function judges in Brevard County, whereas Kimberly Musselman and Renee Torpy will advance to a November runoff within the County Court docket Decide Group 4 race.
Within the 18th Judicial Circuit Court docket Decide Group 3 race, voters in Brevard and Seminole counties reelected Recksiedler over challenger John Mannion. She is chief decide of the 18th Judicial Circuit.
“I simply want to thank all my supporters and everybody who volunteered and helped me with the marketing campaign, as a result of I could not have finished it with out them. It is a village. Nothing’s finished by yourself,” Recksiedler mentioned.
“I thank everybody. And I am actually completely happy to serve — and to have the ability to proceed to serve — as not solely their circuit decide, however their chief decide,” she mentioned.
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Recksiedler received 59.17% of the Brevard vote within the main election (68,287 votes), whereas Mannion took 40.83% (47,114 votes), in keeping with unofficial outcomes with 171 of 171 precincts reporting.
In neighboring Seminole County, Recksiedler received 54.44% of the vote in contrast with 45.56% for Mannion, with 82 of 82 precincts reporting.
Total, within the two counties, Recksiedler obtained 57.25%, in contrast with 42.75% for Mannion
Recksiedler was elected circuit decide in 2010 and ran unopposed in 2016. The Seminole County decide has served as an administrative decide for the felony prison division, civil division and appellate division.
Messages in search of remark had been left for Mannion, who labored as an assistant state lawyer from 2003 to 2016 earlier than launching his Oviedo personal apply, Mannion Legislation.
Incumbent Kelly Ingram handily received the County Decide Group 2 race by securing 63.93% of the vote (73,860 votes), defeating David Baker, who claimed 36.07% (41,666 votes).
“I imagine that the Brevard County voters made the fitting selection. And I’m completely happy to serve once more for an additional time period for the subsequent six years,” Ingram mentioned.
“And I thank all people for his or her help,” she mentioned.
Messages in search of remark had been left for Baker, a 15-year veteran of the Cocoa Police Division who has a personal regulation apply in Rockledge.
Ingram was elected in 2016. She beforehand labored as an assistant state lawyer earlier than shifting into personal apply as a protection lawyer.
The County Court docket Decide Group 4 race featured Rodney Edwards, Kimberly Musselman and Renee Torpy. No candidate acquired greater than 50% of the vote, so the highest two vote-getters advance to a runoff election on Nov. 8.
Torpy obtained 40.10% of the vote (46,574 votes), whereas Musselman took 36.39% (42,262 votes). Edwards was eradicated, with 23.51% (27,305 votes).
Torpy started her authorized profession as an assistant public defender, then grew to become an assistant state lawyer.
“Right this moment’s main election outcomes are in, and I’m really humbled and honored by the outcomes tonight. I want to thank everybody who has supported me and volunteered numerous hours for me, and I can not thank every and everybody of you sufficient,” Torpy mentioned by way of textual content message.
“We now transfer on to the final election, and our work begins tomorrow,” the textual content continued.
Musselman has served as an assistant state lawyer since 2004, the place she works in felony consumption and opinions circumstances submitted by regulation enforcement for submitting choices.
“I’m thrilled with the outcomes. I really feel like my marketing campaign volunteers and myself did superb work getting my title on the market, and my expertise and background,” Musselman mentioned.
“I really feel like I got here in a really shut second,” she mentioned. “I really feel excellent about shifting ahead to November. Completely.”
Edwards has served as assistant metropolis lawyer in Palm Bay since 2017, specializing in governmental regulation, tort litigation protection, actual property litigation and civil litigation. Messages in search of remark had been left for him after the election outcomes had been introduced.
Brevard’s judicial races are nonpartisan. Circuit Court docket judges serve six-year phrases and earn annual salaries of $146,080, whereas county judges serve six-year phrases with annual salaries of $138,020.
Circuit Court docket has jurisdiction over felony crimes and civil issues involving greater than $30,000. County Court docket has jurisdiction over misdemeanor crimes, visitors violations and civil issues involving lower than $30,000.
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