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Lauralee Westine, wife of Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, among 20 applying to be a judge

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Lauralee Westine, wife of Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, has applied for a circuit judgeship.

Westine is one of 23 Pinellas County lawyers seeking to replace 6th Circuit Judge Bruce Boyer, who is retiring.

Westine is a graduate of the Stetson University College of Law who worked for the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office until 1999. After leaving the state attorney’s office, she opened a practice in Palm Harbor focusing on local government and land use law. Her practice particularly focuses on zoning and permitting cell towers and other type towers throughout the state.

Also on the list is Curtis Korsko, who unsuccessfully ran for a county judgeship in the Aug. 30 primary election. Korsko, a former traffic court magistrate, was defeated by assistant state attorney Dora Komninos.

Members of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will conduct interviews on Oct. 17 and Oct. 26. They are then tasked with narrowing down the list to between three and six candidates  and sending those names to Gov. Rick Scott, who will choose one to fill Boyer’s position.

The full list of applicants:

Anderson, Dustin T.

Beasley, Timothy M.

Colon, Amanda

Cox, Geoffrey R.

Frayman, Evan G.

Gay-Hairston, Shahtia

Goiran, Barbara Casey

Groger, Gregory Gene

Hawkes, Jeremiah Mahlon

Kidder, Nathaniel B.

Korsko, Curtis T.

LaBruzzo, Christopher

Marone, Christopher

McKnight, Kelly Ann

McLane, Sara E.

Meyer, Nancy S.

O’Connor, Kerry A.

Olivero, Shiobhan

Reeves, Frederick T.

Sumner, Stacey L.

Tremblay, Scott

Vizcarra, Eulogio Dillon

Westine, Lauralee G.

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