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Our Commissioners

Honorable
Brad King, Chair
State Attorney,
5th Judicial
Circuit

Honorable Brad King, State Attorney, 5th Judicial Circuit, currently serves as Chair of the Commission. Mr. King was appointed to the Commission in 2008 and has been the Chair since 2013. Mr. King has served as State Attorney since 1988. The 5th Judicial Circuit includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties.

Honorable
Diamond R. Litty
Public Defender,
19th Judicial
Circuit

Honorable Diamond R. Litty, Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit, currently serves as Secretary of the Commission. Mrs. Litty was appointed to the Commission in 1994 and has been the Secretary since 1995. Mrs. Litty has served as Public Defender since 1992. The 19th Judicial Circuit includes Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties.

Honorable
Kathleen A. Smith
Public Defender,
20th Judicial
Circuit

Honorable Kathleen A. Smith, Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit, was appointed to the Commission in 2015. Ms. Smith has served as Public Defender since 2008. The 20th Judicial Circuit includes Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties.

Honorable
Brian Haas
State Attorney,
10th Judicial
Circuit

Honorable Brian Haas, State Attorney, 10th Judicial Circuit, was appointed to the Commission in 2017. Mr. Haas has served as State Attorney since January 3rd, 2017. Prior to becoming State Attorney, Mr. Haas served as the Chief Assistant State Attorney under State Attorney Jerry Hill. The 10th Judicial Circuit includes Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties.

Commissioners from 1985 to present include the following:

Honorable Judge Luckey, Jr., Chair Public Defender, 13th Judicial Circuit 1985 - 1993
Honorable Bill James, Secretary State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit 1985 - 1992
Honorable Howard "Skip" Babb Public Defender, 5th Judicial Circuit 1985 - 1987
Honorable Eugene Whitworth State Attorney, 8th Judicial Circuit 1985 - 1988
Honorable Curtis Golden, Chair State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit 1989 - 2004
Honorable Michael E. Allen Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit 1987 - 1989
Honorable Jack Behr Public Defender, 1st Judicial Circuit 1989 - 1995
Honorable Harry Shorstein, Secretary State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit 1992 - 1995
Honorable Robert E. Jagger Public Defender, 6th Judicial Circuit 1993 - 1994
Honorable Diamond R. Litty, Secretary Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit 1994 - Present
Honorable Steve Alexander State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit 1995 - 1996
Honorable Elliott Metcalfe Public Defender, 12th Judicial Circuit 1995 - 2001
Honorable Jerry Hill State Attorney, 10th Judicial Circuit 1997 - 2016
Honorable Dennis Roberts, Chair Public Defender, 3rd Judicial Circuit 2001 - 2012
Honorable Jerry M. Blair State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit 2004 - 2008
Honorable Brad King, Chair State Attorney, 5th Judicial Circuit 2008 - Present
Honorable Nancy Daniels Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit 2013 - 2015
Honorable Kathleen A. Smith Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit 2015 - Present
Honorable Brian Haas State Attorney, 10th Judicial Circuit 2017 - Present

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For further information, please contact Veronica Vasquez in the office of the Executive Director at 850-488-2415, or via Public Request.