The results of a Tallahassee Bar Association (TBA) poll shows that judicial candidate Amanda Wall received the highest percentage of qualified responses when compared to her competitors. The poll asks members of the TBA to rate the candidates in two categories – legal ability and temperament.
Wall received a 96% qualified rating for legal ability and 94% for temperament.
A table with results for all candidates is provided below.
Wall and Tiffany Baker advanced to the general election from the field of four candidates.
Why does the TBA do the poll?
“The public at large has a difficult time getting to know judicial candidates due to limitations on what the candidates can say; therefore the views of area lawyers, regarding the legal ability and temperament of judicial candidates, are an important consideration in the election process,” said Gregory Noonan, President of the association.
Because of these limitations, in 2007 the Board of Directors of The Tallahassee Bar Association decided that judicial polls should be conducted for all contested races in the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida (Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Wakulla, Franklin, and Liberty counties).