County Judge Peter A.D. McGlashan receives endorsement of ex-Daytona Mayor Glenn Ritchey

Ex Daytona Mayor Glenn Ritchey endorses County Judge Peter McGlashan / Headline Surfer®"The judicial experience Judge McGlashan brings to the Volusia County court bench is invaluable," Ritchey said of the incumbent. "Judge McGlashan’s fair and efficient administration of justice makes him the most qualified candidate to continue to serve our community as a county court judge."

County Judge Peter A.D. McGlashan is seeking re-election / Headline Surfer®County Judge Peter McGlashan bio / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia County Judge Peter A.D. McGlashan received an endorsement from a political heavyweight in former Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey, who touted his experience and invaluable service.

"The judicial experience Judge McGlashan brings to the Volusia County court bench is invaluable," Ritchey said of the incumbent. "Judge McGlashan’s fair and efficient administration of justice makes him the most qualified candidate to continue to serve our community as a county court judge."

McGlashan, who currently hears misdemeanor cases at the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand, was appointed to the bench on Dec. 8, 2005, by then-Gov. Jeb Bush, and took his place on the bench in January 2006.

With that initial term expiring at year's end, McGlashan now finds himself being challenged for re-election in the Aug. 26 primary by Angela Dempsey, a former DCF attorney, now in private practice.

Should McGlashan prevail in the primary, he'll remain on the bench for another six years.

McGlashan has $109,300 in his campaign account -- the first $100,000 he loaned himself -- while Dempsey has generated $47,375.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.