Sen. Marco Rubio Appoints Tripp Scott's Ed Pozzuoli to the Southern District Judicial Advisory Commission (JAC)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 30, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Ed Pozzuoli, CEO of Tripp Scott, was appointed by Sen. Marco Rubio to the Southern District Judicial Advisory Commission (JAC) for the 117th Congress. Serving among the 50 members on the bipartisan commission, Pozzuoli will join the JAC’s efforts to maintain the integrity and independence of Florida’s judiciary. As a member of the Southern District JAC, he will be one of 15 appointed members, a district chair and a statewide chair. The JAC is charged with identifying and recommending to the Senator highly qualified individuals for consideration to become U.S. district judges in each of the three judicial districts in Florida, working to recommend lifetime appointees to federal judgeships. Since 2017 the Senate has confirmed a dozen Florida district court judges recommended by Rubio, and those judges averaged nearly 70 votes in favor despite the deeply divided and partisan nature of the Senate. Pozzuoli is an accomplished litigator and negotiator and has extensive experience handling state, county and local governmental issues. He is nationally recognized as a legal expert in charter and educational law with a particular emphasis on constitutional and government litigation, administrative law, and election law. He also works with municipalities and businesses that are impacted by public-policy issues outside of the charter school arena. Among his notable cases are the 2002 reapportionment voters’ rights litigation, in which he represented the Florida Senate and the 2000 presidential recount litigation, in which he was a member of the Bush/Cheney legal team. He continues to represent the Republican Party in key election law cases. His political involvement includes serving as co-chair of Jeb Bush for Governor Campaign 2002, chair of Charlie Crist Campaign for Governor and the regional chair for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign. He was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve on the Florida Virtual School Board of Trustees, and he was previously appointed by Sen. Marco Rubio in 2016 to serve on the Judicial Advisory Committee (JAC) for the Southern District.