Gov. Ron DeSantis this week appointed Jacqueline Steele to the Manatee County Court. Steele, of Bradenton, is an attorney at McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, P.A. She previously served as an assistant public defender in the 13th Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and her law degree from Florida State University College of Law. Steele fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert Farrance.