Gov. DeSantis appoints veteran Bonifay prosecutor Brandon Young to Circuit Judgeship

Brandon Young, Chief Assistant State Attorney for Holmes County in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, has been appointed as a Circuit Court Judge by Gov. Ron DeSantis. 

Young, who has served in that capacity for the State Attorney’s Office since 2009, was notified of the appointment Friday and is one of two new judges named to this circuit. 

“I know Brandon Young to be a Godly man, who has the courage, the experience, the integrity, and the patience to be an excellent judge,” State Attorney Larry Basford said. “Brandon has had a distinguished career as a prosecutor and will be greatly missed.” 

Young, in announcing his plans to take office Jan. 1, 2022, said he was grateful for the support and encouragement he received from Basford and his co-workers over the years and that he is leaving with a “heavy heart.” 

“It has truly been the honor of my lifetime to serve as an Assistant State Attorney in this Circuit,” Young said. “Along with working with wonderful fellow prosecutors and support staff, I have been privileged to be employed by absolutely the finest State Attorneys through the years.” 

Young received his law degree from the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, in 2001. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2002. He worked for the State Attorney’s Office from 2002-2004 in Bonifay before going into private practice. 

In 2006 he returned to the SAO part-time, assisting with cases in Holmes County, before returning full-time in 2009. He has also worked as General Counsel of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners since 2017. 

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit’s other new judge will be Russell Roberts of Marianna. Roberts is a partner at Roberts, Roberts & Roberts Attorneys at Law since 2001. Both are filling new judicial vacancies created by the Florida Legislature for the Fourteenth Circuit. With the two appointments there will be 13 Circuit Court judges. 


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