Melissa Cordon Black for County Court Judge Group 14


Melissa Cordon Black is a candidate for Hillsborough County Court Judge in Band 14. Black is a seasoned attorney, experienced public litigator and compassionate community advocate, and she would like your vote on Tuesday, August 23.

Black served as an assistant attorney general in the Department of Children’s Legal Services before starting her own family law firm, where she served as pro bono attorney for hundreds of Hillsborough County youth and foster children . As a mother of three boys herself, Black has been a steadfast advocate for children, teens and children with special needs in Hillsborough County.

Black was born and raised in Brandon. Black’s parents, the late Dr. Pacifico Cordon Jr. and Dr. Yolanda Cordon, developed their medical practices in Brandon for more than 35 years, with his father serving as the medical director of Hawthorne Village Retirement Community for 25 of those years. As a child, Black attended Nativity School, was a runner-up in the Little Miss Brandon pageant, and served as a volunteer and Candy Striper at Brandon Regional Hospital.

Black is a graduate of the University of Florida and received her law degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Black said: “I will build on my years of community service in Hillsborough County as a county court judge.”

Black is a volunteer with the Challenger Baseball program, which is designed for children in Hillsborough County who live with physical or mental disabilities. She is a committee member of the Johnny Ferlita Memorial Fishing Tournament to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a member of LAMPLighters (Ladies Assisting Metropolitan People), a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church, and an active member of the CKS Parent Teacher Club (PTC) .

Black is endorsed by the Honorable Ralph Stoddard; retired Chief Justice Manuel Menendez; and Plant City Commissioner Bill Dodson and his wife, Sylvia; Sun City Center Honorary Mayor Joe Zuniga; and former Honorary Mayor of Brandon Sherry Stewart.

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