Quick Pick – Merit Retention Vote “NO” for Judge Marva L. Crenshaw on 2nd District Court of Appeal | James Patrick Guerrero


Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Marva L. Crenshaw was tapped Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Crist to replace Charles Canady on the Second District Court of Appeal. Canady was named last year to the state Supreme Court. Crenshaw, 57, has been on the circuit bench since August 2000 and was a county judge before that. She was also an assistant state attorney for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office from 1976 to 1978 and served as attorney and deputy director for Bay Area Legal Services in Tampa from 1978 to January 1989. Judge Crenshaw earned a bachelor’s degree from the Tuskegee Institute in 1973 and graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1975. “Judge Crenshaw is a distinguished jurist of high integrity. She has served as a role model of fairness and hard work not just in legal circles, but in the community, where she speaks to youth groups about the importance of education,” said Crist. “With her nearly three decades of experience handling a variety of cases, I am confident she will make a wonderful addition to the Second District Court of Appeal.”

Commentary: I will have to merit retention vote “NO” to Judge Marva L. Crenshaw on the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

via http://www.newsserviceflorida.com/cgi/as_web.exe?rev2009+D+169955.


4 Replies to “Quick Pick – Merit Retention Vote “NO” for Judge Marva L. Crenshaw on 2nd District Court of Appeal | James Patrick Guerrero”

    1. I disapproved of Judge Crenshaw because she was a political appointee of Charlie Crist at the time. I was interviewed by Crist one time and I know of his governor office while I was in Florida. He changed political parties from Republican to Democrat. There are not many political issues known about Judge Crenshaw, if any. We can mainly go by her decisions. But, just by knowing the appointer, we can learn a few things about the Judge. Also, merit retention vote is only for allowing to continue versus having a new appointee to keep in the next election cycle, since Florida is nonpartisan judicial elections.


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