Charlene Honeywell

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Charlene Honeywell
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Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   88-0
Active:   11/12/2009 - Present
Preceded by:   Susan Bucklew
Past post:   Florida Thirteenth Circuit Court
Past term:   2000-2009
Personal History
Born:   1957
Hometown:   Deerfield Beach, FL
Undergraduate:   Howard U., B.A., 1979
Law School:   University of Florida Law, J.D., 1981
Charlene Vanessa Edwards Honeywell is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate on November 9, 2009. Prior to appointment, Honeywell was a judge on the Florida Thirteenth Circuit Court.[1]

Early life and education

Judge Honeywell graduated from Howard with her bachelor's degree in May of 1979 and graduated with her Juris Doctor degree from Florida Law in 1981.[2] While in high school, Honeywell excelled academically while serving as senior class vice president and homecoming queen.[3]

Professional career

Judicial career

Florida Thirteenth Circuit Court

Judge Honeywell served as a circuit court judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida until her elevation to the federal bench. She was nominated to the Thirteenth Circuit by former Governor Jeb Bush in 2000. Honeywell also served a four-year term on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.[2]

Middle District of Florida

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Charlene Honeywell
 Court:Middle District of Florida
 Progress:Confirmed 137 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:June 25, 2009
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:September 9, 2009
ApprovedAReported:October 1, 2009 
ApprovedAConfirmed:November 9, 2009
 Vote: 88-0

On the recommendation of Florida U.S. Senator [[|Bill Nelson]], Hardaway was nominated by President Barack Obama on June 25, 2009 to fill the seat vacated by Susan Bucklew. Ms. Honeywell received a well qualified rating from the American Bar Association.[4]

Honeywell appeared in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 9, 2009. After questioning, Ranking Republican Committee Member Senator Jeff Sessions praised her qualifications. The 19-member Committee voted to approve her nomination. You can find Honeywell's Public Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here.[5][2][6]

On November 9, 2009 she was confirmed by the full Senate with a vote of 88-0.[7] Honeywell received commission on November 12, 2009.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Susan Bucklew
Middle District of Florida
Seat #8
Succeeded by: