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Thursday, July 21, 2022

DeSantis appoints three Ocala residents to judicial nominating commission

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the appointment of three Ocala residents to the Fifth Judicial Circuit’s judicial nominating commission.

Robert “Bo” Briggs, David Ellspermann, and Richard Mutarelli, Jr., all from Ocala, have been appointed by DeSantis to the Fifth Judicial Circuit’s commission. They will be tasked with selecting nominees to fill judicial vacancies.

Briggs is a partner at The Briggs Law Firm. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his law degree from Stetson University. His term will end on July 1, 2023.

Ellspermann is a former Clerk of Court and Comptroller for Marion County. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his master’s degree from Rollins College. His term will end on July 1, 2024.

Mutarelli is a partner at McGraw, Rauba & Mutarelli, P.A. He received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University – Wisconsin and his law degree from Florida Coastal. He was appointed from a list of nominees recommended by the Florida Bar, and his term will end on July 1, 2026.

Two additional appointments will also be joining Briggs, Ellspermann, and Mutarelli on the judicial nominating commission: Mount Dora resident David Jordan and Nicole Blumenauer of Minneola.

Jordan is the Lake County Tax Collector, and he received his bachelor’s degree from Warner University. His term will end on July 1, 2026.

Blumenauer is the managing partner at Blumenauer & Blumenauer, P.A. She received her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and her law degree from Drake University. She was appointed from a list of nominees recommended by the Florida Bar, and her term will end on July 1, 2026.