On Monday, April 28, Samantha Schosberg Feuer announced her intentions to run for the Circuit Court Judge Group 14 seat. She had announced in January her intention to run for the Group 30 seat, but the decision of Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Sandra McSorley to withdraw from Group 32 and Circuit Judge Diana Lewis offering to take her place caused a shuffle in the circuit court system, leaving the Group 14 seat open.
"I am honored by the amount of support my campaign has received from the community and legal leaders in Palm Beach County. I made a commitment when I decided to run that I would run for Circuit Court Judge in an open sea," Samantha Schosberg Feuer stated. "Group 14 seat is a new open seat with no incumbent and provides a better opportunity to communicate my message about my experience and qualifications, and build a broader base of support,"
The campaign filed new paperwork with the Florida Division of Elections on Tuesday, April 29 requesting the move to the Group 14 seat, and Feuer plans to qualify for this seat as soon as possible after the qualification paperwork is confirmed.
She has been practicing law in Florida since 2002, beginning with the Office of State Attorney in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami from August of 2002 through June of 2005. Feuer moved to the State Attorney's Office in Palm Beach County, the 15th Judicial Circuit, where she practiced from July of 2006 until May of 2008. After that post, she served as Chief in the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General before joining Ackerman in July of 2013.
This change shows the fluid nature of Florida politics, and demonstrates the reason why ballots in this state cannot be printed too far in advance. With qualified people intent on trying to get the job done in government, perhaps things will get better for the average citizen. It is a hope that every voter carries with them when they enter the voting booth, and one that every politician should keep in mind when they decide to run for public office.