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Janet C. Thorpe

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Janet C. Thorpe
Current Court Information:
Florida Ninth Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Jeb Bush
Active:   2000-2021
Past post:   In-house counsel, Trust Company of Georgia/Sun Trust Bank
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Union College, 1975
Law School:   Emory University School of Law, 1978
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Ninth Circuit Court
Position:  Group 35
State:  Florida
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  08/26/2014
Primary vote:  69.7%ApprovedA
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Janet C. Thorpe is a judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She was appointed to this position by former Governor Jeb Bush and took office on January 1, 2000. She was re-elected in the 2014 primary for a term that expires on January 4, 2021.[1][2][3][4][5]



See also: Florida judicial elections, 2014
Thorpe ran for re-election to the Ninth Circuit Court.
Primary: She was elected in the primary on August 26, 2014, receiving 69.7% of the vote. She competed against Bradford D. Fisher.


Thorpe received her B.A. degree in political science & American history from Union College in 1975 and her J.D. degree from the Emory University School of Law in 1978.[6]


Thorpe began her career in 1978 as a regional attorney in the federal Comptroller of the Currency office in Atlanta, GA. She worked there until 1980. She then became in-house counsel for the Trust Company of Georgia. Due to a merger, the trust became Sun Trust Bank in 1986, but Thorpe continued her work there until she joined the circuit court on January 1, 2000.[1]

Since joining the circuit court, she has served in the Orange County Juvenile Dependency, Civil, Domestic and Criminal divisions. She was also an administrative appellate judge from 2008 to 2011.[6]

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