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By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published November 8, 2000


2nd District Court of Appeal

Seven judges on the 2nd District Court of Appeal easily kept their seats in a merit retention vote in Tuesday's election. The judges who won a new six-year term are John R. Blue, 66, Darryl C. Casanueva, 49, Charles A. Davis Jr., 52, Oliver L. Green, 67, Emiliano Jose (E.J.) Salcines, 62, Thomas E. Stringer Sr., 64, and Edward F. Threadgill Jr., 68. The appellate court is based in Lakeland and includes Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Polk and Sarasota counties. Judges hear criminal and civil appeals from state courts in those counties.

5th District Court of Appeal

Emerson Thompson, a judge on the 5th District Court of Appeal, was well on his way to securing another six-year term. Thompson had no opponent Tuesday. Like all appellate judges, he stood for merit retention, which means voters chose whether they wanted to retain him for another term. Early returns showed voters were strongly supporting Thompson. Judges on the 5th District Court of Appeal hear appeals from the circuit courts in 13 Central Florida counties, including Citrus and Hernando.

Florida Supreme Court

Three Florida Supreme Court justices facing a merit retention vote in Tuesday's election overwhelmingly retained their seats. Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara J. Pariente and Peggy A. Quince each retained their seats to the state's highest court. No Florida justice has ever been rejected from office, and the three faced no organized opposition. In early returns, each justice was winning retention by nearly a 3-to-1 ratio. Lewis, 52, a former private attorney from Miami; Pariente, 51, a former personal injury attorney from West Palm Beach; and Quince, 52, a former Tampa-based judge for the 2nd District Court of Appeal, were appointed by the late Gov. Lawton Chiles.

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From the Times election desk

National
  • Recount: Presidency hangs on Florida duel
  • Hour by hour, outcome gets more uncertain
  • State by state
  • Republicans make gains in skirmish for 83 seats
  • Uneasy mood in Austin flips as votes do
  • Voters swayed by economy, health care, education, Social Security
  • Too close to call in Florida but TV did -- regretfully
  • Presidential campaign lures people to polls
  • Fight for Congress: no clear-cut winner
  • Election 2000 in brief

  • State
  • Nelson takes Senate seat
  • Republican Crist well on path to victory
  • Incumbent Crow slightly ahead
  • Race turns into nail-biter
  • Byrd dominating in bid for third term
  • Farkas soundly beats Fischer
  • Foster breaks ahead, takes lead over Baldwin
  • Wallace jumps to early lead over his challenger
  • Henriquez holds strong lead
  • Cowin gains ground in home county
  • Incumbent strides ahead of newcomer
  • Justice leading Kersteen by a comfortable margin
  • Murman headed for second term
  • Newcomer battle ends with Republican Berfield as victor
  • Waters blocks Brennan challenge
  • Miller's hopes look to be affirmed
  • Miller overpowers former Democrat
  • Floridians keep right to elect judges
  • Crist has slight lead on Castor
  • Thurman keeps District 5 seat
  • Bilirakis has big lead in District 9
  • C.W. Bill Young winning handily
  • Bullet train heading for success
  • Davis wins third term
  • Putnam takes early lead
  • Incumbent Russell's win thinner than predicted
  • GOP Rep. Miller is likely victor
  • Floridians keep right to elect judges
  • Gallagher coasts to victory and his old job
  • Littlefield again defeats McLaughlin
  • Fasano, Fiorentino winning return trip
  • Election roundup
  • Briefly

  • Pinellas
  • Pinellas commission now full
  • One race won by landslide, another by a single vote
  • Lealman heads toward fire tax
  • Bobel, Dedman win approval
  • All changes to charter pass voters' muster
  • Peluso, Henry lead pack of 5 candidates

  • Hillsborough
  • Voters favor most amendments
  • Democrats bustle to get the vote out
  • Iorio builds her solid lead on record
  • Holt closing in on a third term
  • Term limits prevailing
  • Ober poised in attorney race
  • Republicans may reign in commission
  • Ake appears on his way to keep tenure unbroken
  • Results mixed on city amendments
  • Incumbent trails in four-way race
  • Two incumbents, Miller leading

  • Pasco
  • Altman holds slim lead
  • Challenger upsets incumbent Cannon
  • Second run is the charm for Schrader
  • Johnson captures Meadow Pointe post

  • Hernando
  • Bernardini bests longtime adversary
  • Sikes will succeed her sister upon retirement
  • Experienced teacher wins out over mom
  • Williams captures historic win
  • Early tally: Andrews first, Martin second, Hollander third
  • Democrats take over the board
  • Big ticket polls' big draw

  • Citrus
  • Activist Warren sails past Cooper
  • Council incumbents out; new mayor in
  • Schultz wins, will serve a final term ending in 2004
  • Hickey wins Citrus superintendent race
  • Bush is easy winner in the schoolhouse
  • Eager voters met with long lines
  • Candidate bounces out of hospital to ply voters


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