Florida Governor Charlie Crist has confirmed the appointment of Gadsden County Court judge Kathy Garner.
Crist appointed Garner to the county bench on October 27th and then 24-hours later he put a hold on her position because of late property tax payments.
The delay in her confirmation sparked protests from some local citizens.
Crist says Garner's experience as an investigator and child advocate gives her the appropriate balance of compassion and justice.
Garner will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Stewart E. Parsons.