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Orange County v. Singh

Florida Court of Appeals, Fifth District

December 8, 2017

ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA, Appellant/Cross-Appellee,
v.
RICK SINGH, INDIVIDUALLY, SCOTT RANDOLPH, INDIVIDUALLY, JERRY DEMINGS, SHERIFF OF ORANGE COUNTY, RICK SINGH, ORANGE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER, SCOTT RANDOLPH, ORANGE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, Appellees/Cross-Appellants, BILL COWLES, ORANGE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS AND ORANGE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Appellees.

         NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE MOTION FOR REHEARING AND DISPOSITION THEREOF IF FILED

         Appeal from the Circuit Court for Orange County, Keith F. White, Judge.

          Jeffrey J. Newton, County Attorney, and William C. Turner, Assistant County Attorney, Orange County Attorney's Office, Orlando, for Appellant/Cross-Appellee, Orange County, Florida.

          John H. Pelzer, of Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, and Michael Marder, of Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Orlando, for Appellee/Cross-Appellant Rick Singh, Individually, and as Orange County Property Appraiser.

          Gigi Rollini and Mark Herron, of Messer Caparello, P.A., Tallahassee, for Appellee/Cross-Appellant, Scott Randolph, Orange County Tax Collector, and Scott Randolph, Orlando, pro se.

          Eric D. Dunlap, Assistant General Counsel, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Legal Services Section, Orlando, for Appellee/Cross-Appellant, Jerry Demings, Sheriff of Orange County.

          Nicholas A. Shannin, of Shannin Law Firm, P.A., Orlando, for Appellee Bill Cowles, Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

          No Appearance for Appellee Orange County Canvassing Board.

          David H. Margolis, Orlando, Amicus Curiae, for the Orange County Clerk of Circuit Court.

          Jason Vail, of Jolly, Peterson & Truckenbrod P.A., Tallahassee, Amicus Curiae, for the Florida Sheriffs Association.

          PER CURIAM.

         Orange County appeals a final judgment striking a portion of a county charter amendment that provided for the nonpartisan election of certain county constitutional officers. We affirm. The trial court properly determined that the amendment provision was contrary to state law.

         On August 19, 2014, the Orange County Board of Commissioners enacted an ordinance proposing an amendment to the Orange County Charter to provide for term limits and nonpartisan elections for six county constitutional officers-clerk of the circuit court, comptroller, property appraiser, sheriff, supervisor of elections, and tax collector. The ordinance provided for the following ballot question to be presented for further approval:

CHARTER AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR TERM LIMITS AND NON-PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR COUNTY ...

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