September 10,2013
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Judge Kelly Jo McKibben to the Eighteenth JudicialCircuit Court

Tallahassee, Fla.- Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge
Kelly Jo McKibben to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court.

McKibben, 45, of Viera, has served as a Brevard County Court Judge since 2006. From
1995-2005, Judge McKibben served in several legal positions with the Department of Children and Families. Judge McKibben has received numerous Davis Productivity awards and is a member of the University of Florida Alumni Association Board of Directors. Judge McKibben received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law. McKibben fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge J. Preston Silvernail.

Governor Rick Scott said, “With a decade of able service to Florida’s children at the Department of Children and Families, as well as years as a knowledgeable and fair County Court Judge, Judge McKibben has proved to be a capable advocate for the families of our state. I am confident that she will continue her meaningful service on the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit bench.”



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