The Third Judicial Circuit includes 5,000 square miles of rural communities in north Florida, and the median annual income for families in our seven counties ranges from $37,613 to $38,214. The income of our families ranks from 45th in the state to 62°d. Obviously the issue of affordable access is critical for us.

Unfortunately, all seven of our counties are also areas of critical economic concern because of our limited tax base. Therefore, local resources are extremely limited, so we must rely entirely on state resources.