|Current Court Information:|
|Florida Third District Court of Appeal|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Jeb Bush|
|Past post:||Eleventh Circuit Court Judge|
|Bachelors:||University of Miami|
|Law School:||Miami School of Law|
|Grad. School:||University of Miami|
|Candidate for:||Third District Court of Appeal|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date:||November 6, 2012|
|Retention vote %:||77.1%|
Richard J. Suarez is a judge on the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. He was appointed by Governor Bush in 2004 and was retained by voters in 2006 and 2012. His current term expires in January of 2019.
Richard Suarez attended the University of Miami, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He went on to receive a Master of Music degree from the same school. He then received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
After law school, he joined the law firm Corlett, Killian, P.A. In 1991, he moved to the firm Hardeman & Suarez, P.A. He became a judge in 2002, when he was appointed to the County Court for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida. He held this position until his appointment to the Court of Appeals in 2004.
- See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012
Bar poll results
90% of Florida lawyers polled by the state Bar were in favor of Suarez's retention.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Judge Suarez Bio
- ↑ 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Florida Election Watch: Unofficial 2012 General Election Results - Judicial
- ↑ Florida Division of Elections: Official November 6, 2012 General Election Results
- ↑ Florida Division of Elections: Richard J. Suarez
- ↑ The Florida Bar, "Florida Bar Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Supreme Court Justices, Appellate Judges in Merit Retention Elections", September 7, 2012