I kid, Judge, I kid. Young gun Billy Shields breaks the real story:
Chief Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Joseph P. Farina will not seek re-election when his term ends next year, court spokeswoman Eunice Sigler confirmed today.
Farina will not be a candidate in January for the post he has held for more than a decade. His replacement would take over July 1, Sigler said.
Farina sent a memo Monday evening to employees and voiced his gratitude for the opportunity to serve as chief judge.
“Whatever our circuit has accomplished, attained or achieved, we have done it together as a team of dedicated judges, general magistrates, child support hearing officers, judicial assistants, bailiffs and personnel,” he wrote. “I have been proud to represent you and advocate on your behalf.”
Thanks for your service and dedication, Chief.