Longtime Court Clerk Dies in Orlando

     ORLANDO (CN) – Orange County, Fla. Clerk of Court Lydia Gardner lost her battle with breast cancer early Thursday in a Winter Park, Fla. hospital.
     Gardner, 68, was first elected in 2000 and was sworn in for her fourth term in January.
     “Her shoes will be very hard to fill. I will miss her charming smile and unflappable good humor,” Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton said in a statement.
     Gov. Rick Scott will appoint someone to finish her term. Chief Judge Belvin Perry named Gardner’s chief administrative officer Colleen Reilly, as interim clerk.

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