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Simone Marstiller

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Simone Marstiller
Current Court Information:
Florida First District Court of Appeal
Title:   Judge
Salary:  $
Appointed by:   Gov. Charlie Crist
Active:   2010-1/2019
Preceded by:   Edward Barfield
Past post:   Executive Director, Florida Elections Commission
Past term:   2008-2010
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Stetson University
Law School:   Stetson College of Law
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  First District Court of Appeal
State:  Florida
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Retention vote:  785,397
Retention vote %:  61.7% ApprovedA

Simone Marstiller is a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal. She was appointed to this position by Gov. Crist on January 27, 2010 to replace retired Judge Edward Barfield.[1] She was retained in 2012 and her current term will end in January of 2019.[2]


Judge Marstiller was born in Monrovia, Liberia, but grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stetson University and a J.D. degree from the Stetson College of Law.[3]


Judge Marstiller began her legal career in 1996 as a law clerk for the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal before becoming appellate counsel for the Agency for Health Care Administration. She then worked as:

  • 2001-2002: Assistant General Counsel to the Governor of Florida.
  • 2002-2003: General Counsel for the Department of Management Services
  • 2003-2004: Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff
  • 2004-2005: State Chief Information Officer
  • 2005-2007: Secretary of the Department Business and Professional Regulation
  • 2007-2008: Florida Associate Deputy Attorney General
  • 2008-2010: Executive Director of the Florida Elections Commission[3][1]

2012 election

Mastiller was retained on Nov. 6, 2012 with 61.7% of the vote.[4][2][5]

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012

Bar poll results

85% of Florida lawyers polled by the state Bar were in favor of Marstiller's retention.[6]

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