Personnel note: Leslie Scott Jean-Bart, Barbara Stern appointed to the Florida Elections Commission

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Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointments of Leslie Scott Jean-Bart and Barbra A. Stern to the Florida Elections Commission.

Jean-Bart, 39, of Jacksonville, has practiced law with Farah and Farah P.A. since 2001. Her community involvement includes serving on the Better Jacksonville Plan Citizens Oversight Committee from 2001 to 2005 and on the Florida Justice Association Board of Directors since 2010. Jean-Bart received bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Miami. She succeeds William Hollimon and is appointed for a term beginning February 3, 2012, and ending December 31, 2015.

Stern, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, has practiced law with the Law Offices of Bohdan Neswiacheny since 2003. She served on the Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Board from 2010 to 2011 and on the board of directors for the Florida Comprehensive Health Association from 2009 to 2010. Stern received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University. She succeeds Julie Kane and is appointed for a term beginning February 3, 2012, and ending December 31, 2015.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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