“Those of us in law enforcement know better than anyone how critical a skilled and knowledgeable judge is to the criminal justice system and especially to the public safety,” wrote Cabral. “We are convinced that you will bring that knowledge and expertise to the citizens of the 19th Judicial Circuit.”
Originally chartered in 1979, IUPA represents an estimated 100,000 full-time law enforcement agency employees, ranging from line officers to first-line supervisors as well as civilian employees, throughout the United States and in the Caribbean.
Ziskinder, who last month received the endorsement of the IUPA’s local affiliate, the Port St. Lucie Police Officers Association, said, “I am humbled, proud and gratified all at the same time by what can only be described as a powerful statement of support for our campaign.”
An attorney who began his career as a state prosecutor in St. Lucie County in 1988, Ziskinder has been in private practice as a trial lawyer since 1991. He is running for the Group 4 seat in the 19th Circuit, which is being vacated by Judge Dwight Geiger, who retires at the end of this year. The 19th Circuit covers all of St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.
The outcome of the election will be decided in the primary to be held on August 26th.