Governor Ron DeSantis today announced the appointments of Stephen Matthew Whyte to the Twelfth Circuit Court encompassing DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, Bruce Carney to the Citrus County Court and Andrea Totten to the Flagler County Court.
Whyte, of Bradenton, has served as the General Counsel for the Manatee County Clerk and Comptroller since 2017. He previously served as a shareholder for Kirk and Pinkerton P.A. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Whyte fills the new judicial seat created by House Bill 5011.
Carney, of Beverly Hills, has served as an attorney for the Law Office of J. Michael Blackstone since 1994. He previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fifth Circuit State Attorney’s Office. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mercer University and his law degree from the Mercer University School of Law. Carney fills the new judicial seat created by House Bill 5011.
Totten, of Bunnell, has served as an Assistant Attorney General in Criminal Appeals since 2013. She previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Seventh Circuit Court, and prior to that, as an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from The University of Toledo College. Totten fills the new judicial seat created by House Bill 5011.