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Mary Day Coker

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Mary Day Coker
Court Information:
Florida Eighth Circuit Court
Title:   Former judge
Position:   Group 6
Appointed by:   Gov. Charlie Crist
Active:   2/2010-11/25/2014
Preceded by:   Stan R. Morris
Succeeded by:   Donna Keim
Past post:   Judge, Alachua County Court
Past term:   2004-2010
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Florida State University, 1980
Law School:   Georgetown University Law Center, 1983
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Eighth Circuit Court
State:  Florida
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  August 14, 2012
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Mary Day Coker was a judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She was appointed to this position by Governor Charlie Crist on January 11, 2010, effective the following month. She replaced retired Judge Stan R. Morris. She was elected in 2012 to a full term that would have expired in January 2019.[1][2][3][4] Coker retired from the court on November 25, 2014.[5]


Coker received her B.S. degree from Florida State University in 1980 and her J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983.[1]


Coker spent a year as staff counsel for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and six years as an assistant state attorney in the 8th Judicial Circuit. She then practiced law with Scruggs and Carmichael for nine years and as a sole practitioner for four years before becoming a judge. In 2004, she joined the Alachua County Court, where she served until she was appointed to the circuit court in 2010. She retired from the court in 2014.[1][5]

2012 election

Coker was unopposed and automatically re-elected to the circuit court following the primary election on August 14, 2012.[6]

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012

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