TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Local judicial candidates took part in a candidate forum to say why you should vote for them.
The forum, hosted by the Tallahassee Bar Association, featured candidates vying for Leon County Judge Seat 3 and 2nd Circuit Group 12.
Some of the topics discussed Tuesday night included the candidate's prior experience and judicial philosophy.
Head chairman of the TBA says while judicial forums don’t get as much hype around them, they are very important for the future of the community.
"It's very important that the public be aware of the qualifications of their judges," said Eric Milles, president of the Tallahassee Bar Association, "and judges both have the trust and priviledge to be sitting on that bench and it's very important the public be aware their qualifications and experience."
The Florida primaries are on Aug. 28, and if a judge gets 50 percent of the vote in their race, they will win the seat.
If not, the top two candidates will face off in the general election on November 6.