The legislature authorized 55 new judgeships last spring to ease crowded court dockets across the state.
But the governor says generally speaking, the judicial nominating commission is not giving him a very diverse group of candidates from which to choose.
Gov. Jeb Bush, (R) Florida, said, “You know, they could do better. In some places, there’s been a major effort to provide a diverse slate of candidates. In others, it’s clear that the diversity is maybe superficial only.”
The governor appointed three judges Monday in Pinellas and Pasco counties.