From a press release—

Shawn Crane was one of two appointments made by the Florida governor to fill two vacancies on the Pinellas-Pasco Circuit. He will replace former Pasco Circuit Judge John Renke III.

"Where they send me is obviously up to the chief judge," Crane said. "I certainly welcome the opportunity to come to Pasco County."

Crane’s family moved from New Jersey when he was about 12. After graduating from Gulf High in 1977, he went on to Wabash College in Indiana and then Stetson University College of Law. He graduated in 1983 and went to work for the State Attorney’s Office.

Shawn’s son Shawn is also a Wabash man – Class of 2009!