The Honorable Clifton Drake

Clifton A. Drake to fill judicial vacancy left by Judge Ross Goodman’s retirement

The investiture of The Honorable Clifton A. Drake to the Santa Rosa Circuit Court bench will be held in the Commission Board Room at the Santa Rosa County Administrative Center in Milton on Friday, September 3 at 2:30 p.m.  The Administrative Center is located at 6495 Caroline Street.

Drake previously served as an assistant state attorney in the First Judicial Circuit beginning in 2010.  He became a felony prosecutor in 2011, and worked as a Felony Special Prosecutor focusing on homicide prosecutions from 2015-2021.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida in 2007, and his law degree from Georgetown University in 2010.

Drake fills the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ross Goodman, and will preside in civil, criminal, and domestic violence injunction matters.