Pat Frank appoints former chief judge to oversight board

Pat Frank appoints former chief judge to oversight board

Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Pat Frank today named former Hillsborough Chief Judge Manuel “Manny” Menendez to the All for Transportation Oversight Committee.

The citizens committee will oversee spending of the 1 percent sales tax for transportation improvements that was approved by Hillsborough voters on November 6, 2018. Under the charter amendment, the Clerk of Court & Comptroller appoints one member to the committee who must be a practicing attorney.

“I am thrilled that former judge Menendez has agreed to be my representative on the Transportation Oversight Committee,” said Frank. “This new source of stable funding will bring transformational change to our community, but only if the money is spent wisely.”

Menendez served as Hillsborough chief judge from 2001 to 2014. During that time, he oversaw the court’s transformation from paper to digital dockets. He became a county judge in 1983 and was appointed to the circuit bench in 1984. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1979 to 1983.

A graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, Menendez is now in private practice, specializing in mediation.