Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Lester Bass to the Fourth Circuit Court.
Bass, 55, of Jacksonville, has served as a County Judge for Duval County since 2014. He previously served for eleven years as a General Magistrate and Hearing Officer in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, and has also served as an Assistant Public Defender, Assistant State Attorney, and as an attorney with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.
Bass received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Robert M. Foster.