JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Federal Judge has ordered Duval County Clerk of Courts Jim Fuller off the ballot stating he has served the maximum legal term limit.
The City of Jacksonville filed the lawsuit late last month after Fuller filed to run for re-election in the 2012 race. Jim Fuller was elected to the office of the Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts for Duval County in 2000, and served a full four-year term. He was again re-elected in 2008. At the end of his current term, Fuller will have served three four-year terms as Duval County Clerk.
As part of the ruling, Fuller has been directed to immediately withdraw his candidacy for Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts for Duval County, Florida.
Fuller confirmed to Action News he is not appealing the decision. He tells Action News he called Candidate Ronnie Fussell and congratulated him on becoming the Republican nominee for the Clerk of Courts. Fuller adds, "I'm in office until January 1 and I'm going to keep working to improve the office and make it a better place for the people."
Fussell will now advance to the November election as the Republican Nominee. He will face either Democrat Bill Hodges or Democrat Brenda Priestly Jackson in the General Election.