79. Hernando County judge elevated to Tavares-based 5th circuit judgeship

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Judge Donald Scaglione / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Judge Donald E. Scaglione, shown here was elevated Nov. 15 from Hernando County judge to a judgeship in the 5th judicial circuit that covers Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties, with main administrative offices in Tavares. The 5th circuit, like two others, comes under the scrutiny of the 5th District Court of Appeal, which sits in Daytona Beach. 

TAVARES, Fla. – A Hernando County judge was appointed in November by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the 5th Judicial Circuit Court in Tavares.

The 5th circuit is under the umbrella of the 5th District Court of Appeal, which sits in Daytona Beach. 

Donald E. Scaglione, 54 of Brooksville and a Hernando County Judge since 2005, filled a vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens.

The advancement of Judge Scaglione comes in at No. 79 in the Headline Surfer® countdown of the top 100 stories of 2013.

Gov. Scott said he tabbed Scaglione because of his demonstrated "commitment to his community and the law. I am confident that his decades of service and experience will make him a strong addition to the circuit court bench.”

Gov. Rick Scott / Headline Surfer®Gov. Scott said he tabbed Scaglione because of his demonstrated "commitment to his community and the law. I am confident that his decades of service and experience will make him a strong addition to the circuit court bench.”

From 1990-2004, Scaglione served as assistant state attorney in the 5th Judicial Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and his law degree from the South Texas College of Law.

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At left is a map showing the vast territory of the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach that handles appeals emanating out of the 5th, 7th and 9th judicial circuits that collectively comprise 11 counties.
 
The 5th judicial circuit is based in Tavares and serves circuit and county courts in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion & Sumter counties.
 
The 7th judicial circuit's administrative offices are in Daytona Beach and its circuit and county courts serve Volusia, Flagler, Putnam & St. Johns counties.
 
The 9th judicial circuit, with one of the largest caseloads in the Sunshine State, is based in Orlando and its circuit and county courts serve Orange and Osceola counties.

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