The Sixth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted six names to Charlie Crist for him to fill a vacancy created by Robert Morris’ elevation to the 2nd District Court of Appeal. County judges Paul Levine and Dorothy Vaccaro, Nat Kidder, up-and-coming lawyer Todd Miller, uber-connected straight shooter Tom Minkoff, and Belinda Lazzara, a partner of JNC chair Peter Meros. Crist has sixty days to make a selection.
Looks like St. Pete lawyer Nat Kidder does not believe that women have an advantage in local judicial races (they’ve won 17 of the last 19). Last week, he jumped into the Group 17 race opposite heavyweight — yet still a nice person — Susan Bedinghaus.