Duval County Judge Meredith Charbula was appointed Friday to the 4th Judicial Circuit Court by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
She was selected from among six nominees to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge John Skinner.
Charbula, 61, was appointed to the county court in November 2017.
She is a former assistant state attorney, a former assistant attorney general for the state of Florida and an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army.
The 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will soon convene to accept applications for Charbula's seat on the county court.