Pinellas County, FL -- The Sixth Judicial Circuit's longest-serving judge has announced he will retire at the end of the year.
After 32 years behind the bench, Pasco-Pinellas Circuit Judge Richrd A. Luce last day of work will be on Dec. 31, 2012.
Luce became the youngest elected county judge in Florida after being voted in to a Pinellas County judge seat in 1980. In 1987, Luce was appointed to the Circuit Court bench by then-Governor Bob Martinez. Since that time, he has served in the Circuit's Civil, Family and Criminal divisions.