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.