Gov. DeSantis taps NCFL attorney for Fifth Circuit Court position

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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) -

Governor Ron DeSantis has chosen Stacy M. Youmans of Ocala to fill the vacancy left by Fifth Circuit Court Judge Willard Pope's resignation.

Youmans is currently a partner at Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland, which is based in Ocala.

Before that, she was a prosecutor for the Fifth Circuit State Attorney's Office.

Youmans has degrees from both the University of Georgia and Mercer University.