Judge Thomas Gallen joins Manatee County Rural Health Board of Directors

February 7, 2013 

Gallen joins County Rural Health Board

BRADENTON -- Judge Thomas Gallen has joined the Manatee County Rural Health Services Board of Directors. Gallen is a senior circuit court judge for the 12th Judicial Circuit.

He previously served as chief judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court from 1998-2002. He was circuit judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit from 1985-2002, serving in the criminal felony; civil trial; family law; juvenile and probate/guardianship divisions.

Gallen also served as a member of the Florida Senate from the 24th District from 1972-1978, and as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1965-1972. He was a member of the firm of Miller Gallen Kaklis and Venable, a general practice law firm with emphasis in real property litigation and real estate law, from 1960-1985. He holds a law degree from the University of Florida and a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Florida State University.

Gallen is a decorated veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Community scholorship program to continue

BRADENTON -- St. Stephen's Episcopal School, 315 41st St W., Bradenton, will continue offering its community scholarship program. The First Responder and Law Enforcement Student Scholarship will honor those who serve and protect the community by offering four students full, four-year scholarships for the upper school, grades 9-12. Students must be entering ninth grade this fall to apply. The application deadline is March 15. Information: 941-746-2121.

-- Herald staff report

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