I am Eddie Evans, candidate for Wakulla County Judge. The citizens of Wakulla deserve a county judge with proven experience. Since 1992 I have served as an Assistant State Attorney, helping to keep our community safe from the most violent criminals.
I began my legal career in 1991 as an intern handling cases in the same courtroom I now hope to serve you in as your county judge. I graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1992, and went to work handling misdemeanor cases in Wakulla, Franklin, and Leon counties. I was later promoted to felony cases and served as the chief prosecutor in Wakulla. I now serve as General Counsel with responsibilities in all six counties of the Second Circuit including Wakulla County.
My legal experience goes beyond handling criminal cases as my current duties include cases in both the criminal and civil divisions of the court. I am a member of the Florida Bar, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. During the many years I have served this community I have helped to achieve justice in some of the most heinous criminal cases in our area. These cases include a serial killer, the killers of law enforcement officers, child murderers, death penalty cases, and sexual predators. I have tried over 100 jury trials and a great many judge trials during my time with the State Attorney’s Office. Much of this experience occurred in the courtroom over which I now seek to preside as your county judge. As a lifelong citizen of Wakulla County, I have also volunteered my time to support this community in other ways. I served as an unpaid elected official on the Sopchoppy City Council for 20 years, a member of the Sopchoppy Volunteer Fire Department and a deacon in my church.
Over my lifetime, I have seen Wakulla grow to include new residents and businesses. I am proud to enjoy and share the great quality of life Wakulla County provides to us all. I am also proud to enjoy a reputation in our community as someone who is both impartial and knowledgeable, and who possesses a good judicial temperament. If elected as your county judge, I will work to ensure that all are treated fairly and provided with due process of law.