Governor Selects Kelly Butz as Polk County Judge

The Ledger, Nov 14, 2014

She replaces J. Kevin Abdoney, who was appointed to a Circuit Court vacancy. Winter Haven lawyer Kelly P. Butz was appointed to the Polk County Court by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday afternoon. Butz, 48, said she learned she was selected to replace Judge J. Kevin Abdoney about lunchtime on Friday. Abdoney was appointed to the 10th Judicial Circuit in July after the resignation of Circuit Judge Beth Harlan.

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