Polk County Court Judge Sharon Franklin Appointed to Circuit Bench
On April 23, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Sharon Franklin to the Tenth Circuit Court.
Franklin, 57, of Maine, has served as a Polk County Judge since 2015. She received her bachelor’s degree from Troy State University and her law degree from Barry University College of Law. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Franklin served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Tenth Circuit State Attorney’s Office and was previously a school teacher. Franklin fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Andrea Smith.