Gov. Rick Scott has appointment Judge John F. Simon Jr. of Pensacola to the 1st Judicial Circuit Court.
Simon, 46, has served as an Escambia County judge since 2009.
“Having served as a county judge, prosecutor and practicing attorney, Judge Simon has gained a unique perspective that will allow him to serve as a qualified and capable circuit court judge,” Scott stated in a release. “His continued commitment to proper preparation and integrity enable him to make informed, fair and impartial decisions.”
Simon fills the vacancy created when Judge Ronald V. Swanson was appointed to the 1st District Court of Appeal.