Lake Wales Attorney Cassandra Denmark to Run for Circuit Judge
Last updated 3/11/2020 at 11:58am
As the 2020 elections take shape, one race for circuit court has drawn the interest of a prominent civil, family and general law attorney from Lake Wales. Attorney Cassandra L. Denmark filed as a candidate for the 10th Judicial Circuit, Group 19 seat now held by Judge John Radabaugh.
"If given the opportunity, I assure I will serve with integrity, respect and fairness," Denmark said in announcing her candidacy.
Denmark has practiced law in the state for 18 years. Prior to going into private practice she served as director of legal affairs for the Polk County Sheriff's Office for five and a half years. Denmark earned a bachelor of arts in criminology from the University of South Florida and her juris doctor law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI.
She has been a member of the Virgil D. Hawkins Bar Association in Bartow since 2002 and served as president from 2002-2008. She has been affiliated with the Willson American Inn of Court from 2012 to the present and from 2002-2009. She was a member of the Florida Association of Police Attorneys from 2002-2010 and has been a member of the Lakeland Bar Association since 2002, serving as governor from 2005-2010 and president in 2011-2012.
Denmark also has served on the 10th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and Grievance Committee. Her leadership and community service experience is extensive as she has served on the boards of the Lake Wales Family YMCA, the Roosevelt Alumni Green and Gold Foundation, the Lake Wales Care Center Board of Directors, the Lake Wales Charter Foundation and as a trustee for the Lake Wales Charter Schools Board. She has been a member of the Bartow Rotary Club since 2002, serving on its board of directors for six years and as president in 2010-2011.
Judge Radabaugh will retire after having served for 11 years on the 10th Judicial Circuit Court. He was first elected to the court on Aug. 26, 2008 and currently serves in the Civil Division Radabaugh was re-elected without opposition in 2014, winning a six-year term that expires Jan. 4, 2021.
Denmark will hold her official Campaign Kickoff from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7 at her campaign headquarters, 690 E. Davidson St. in Bartow.
Judicial races are nonpartisan and will be on the ballot in fall 2020.