Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Johnson has drawn an opponent in this year’s election: Miami attorney Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat.
The former Republican state representative — whose firm handles everything from federal taxation and real estate to personal injury and divorce — filed papers with state election officials today. His last name was misspelled Rodriguez-Chomast by the state Division of Elections.
Johnson, a juvenile judge with 13 years on the bench, is only the second circuit judge in Miami-Dade to face opposition. With a day left before the filing deadline, the other is Circuit Judge Peter Adrien, who faces two opponents. Both judges facing challengers are black.