Ponte Vedra attorney Malcolm Anthony has announced his candidacy for circuit judge.
Anthony, 57, previously had announced his intention to run for U.S. Congress for the FL 6th congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running for U.S. Senate. Following the recent congressional redistricting that split St. Johns County into two congressional districts, however, Anthony decided to withdraw from the congressional race and seek election as a circuit judge for the Seventh Circuit, which includes St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Putnam counties.
“I believe the time has come for me to offer my years of experience to the people of St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Putnam counties as a circuit judge,” Anthony said in announcing his candidacy. “I have enjoyed over 32 years practicing law in this circuit, both as a prosecutor and a private attorney, and I know the value of a well-seasoned judge on the bench who has been professionally involved in the challenges people face regarding the law and who understands the application of justice from all sides.”