Jennifer Swenson appointed to Polk County Court

On May 15, 2020, Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Swenson was appointed to the Polk County bench, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of County Judge John Kirkland.

Swenson, 33, received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and her law degree in 2012 from Duke University School of Law. She was admitted to the Florida Bar and went to work at the State Attorney’s Office in Bartow later that year.

She was hired as a prosecutor in the misdemeanor division and moved up to the felony division a year later. In July 2017, she was named chief of the general felony division, overseeing three prosecutors.

Source: The Ledger