Broward jurists re-elected Jack Tuter to serve as chief judge for another two-year term.
Tuter, who ran unopposed, was selected Thursday through a majority vote by the 90 judges presiding over Broward’s County and Circuit Courts. His second term will begin July 1.
Tuter expressed gratitude to his colleague for “the support and confidence they have placed in me to be chief judge of the 17th Circuit for another term.”
“I thoroughly enjoy the job and look forward to keeping the 17th moving forward,” he said. “As always I encourage anyone involved in the court system to give us input on changes we can make to be more efficient.”
Tuter rose to the bench in 2005, appointed by then-Gov. Jeb Bush. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2014. His colleagues voted him chief judge in February 2017 and he assumed the role that July.
Before joining the Broward Circuit Court, Tuter worked as an attorney with Stephens, Lynn, Klein, Lacava, Hoffman, & Puya in Miami, and Conrad & Scherer in Fort Lauderdale. He also served in the public sector as director of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco.