WATCH: Judge Jessica Recksiedler Seeks Re-Election for 18th Judicial Circuit Ahead of August 23 Primary Election

By  //  August 16, 2022

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Recksiedler first elected in 2010

ABOVE VIDEO: Judge Jessica Recksiedler sits down for an interview with Space Coast Daily as she seeks re-election in the 18th Judicial Circuit.  (Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jessica Recksiedler .)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Judge Jessica Recksiedler visited the Space Coast Daily TV studios on Tuesday in lead up to the August 23 primary election as she seeks reelection.

In the interview, Judge Jessica discussed her reason for seeking reelection and why she is seeking community’s vote on August 23.

Polls will be open for August 23 primary election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Coverage of the election can be seen on Space Coast Daily.

For Judge Jessica, she decided at the age of 12 she wanted to be a judge.

At the time, she was studying the Constitution as part of an American history project and knew law was her passion. As a child who had been on food stamps with limited financial resources, she knew attaining her goal would not be easy. She earned scholarships and worked part time to graduate from Florida State University. She obtained her B.S. in Accounting and subsequently her law degree at Stetson University College of Law.

While at Stetson, Judge Jessica was a member of the number one nationally ranked trial team. Also, it was there, she met her husband of 22 years, Jason.

Judge Jessica began her career at the State Attorney’s Office. Afterwards, she joined the firm Killgore, Pearlman as an associate and later joined Thompson, Recksiedler and Evangelo, LLC.

As an attorney, Judge Jessica earned her board certification through the Florida Bar and maintains that certification today.

As board certified in civil trial, she is recognized by the Florida Bar, as a jury trial expert, proficient in evidence and courtroom procedure, which is peer reviewed by lawyers and judges. Out of the 109,000 lawyers licensed in the State of Florida, Judge Jessica is one of less than approximately 120 women holding this distinction.

Judge Jessica, raised by her mother, a former school teacher and administrator in the public school system for over 39 years in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, attended public elementary, middle school and high school in the circuit. She and her husband Jason have continued to reside in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit for 22 years with their two wonderful daughters, Jaclyn and Julianna. As a family they are involved in their church and enjoy the beach and music.

On the campaign trail, Recksiedler has received notable endorsements from local prominent leaders including State Attorney Phil Archer.

“I proudly support and endorse reelection of Circuit Court Judge Jessica Recksiedler. Judge Recksiedler is committed to justice for all citizens that come before her while ensuring the rights of victims. Her professionalism, integrity and support for the rule of law is crucial to keeping our community safe,” said Archer.

“I proudly support and endorse reelection of Circuit Court Judge Jessica Recksiedler. Judge Recksiedler is committed to justice for all citizens that come before her while ensuring the rights of victims. Her professionalism, integrity and support for the rule of law is crucial to keeping our community safe,” said Archer.

She also received the support from Former Senate President Mike Haridopolos.

“Jessica has proven herself to be a true leader in our community and an outstanding judge! Plus, her selection as Chief Judge shows the respect her fellow Florida judges have for her ability and talent,” said Haridopolos.

Recksiedler was elected chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit last year. She began her career at the State Attorney’s Office. Afterward, she joined two firms, Killgore Pearlman and Thompson, Recksiedler and Evangelo.

She was elected circuit judge in 2010 and has been an administrative judge for the felony criminal division, civil division and appellate division.

“I am a board-certified civil trial lawyer and civil jury trial expert by the Florida Bar. Out of 109,000 lawyers in the state of Florida, only approximately 120 women in the state have that distinction. And I’m one of them,” Recksiedler said during the forum.

Recksiedler is endorsed by a list of Space Coast officials, including Sheriff Wayne Ivey and State Attorney Phil Archer, along with Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma.

Recksiedler is endorsed by Sheriff Wayne Ivey.