Mark Borello has spent the past 24 years fighting for victims as one of Jacksonville's top prosecutors. Now it's time to let Mark provide justice for all of us as our next circuit judge.
Mark is the Director of Circuit Court for the State Attorneys Office under State Attorney Angela Corey, responsible for supervising felony prosecutions in Jacksonville. Mark has overseen a dramatic decrease in crime while increasing felony prosecutions and jury trial convictions.
Mark has personally prosecuted thousands of cases in his career, including over 150 jury trials, including homicides, traffic homicides, drug dealers, armed robbers, and other violent career criminals.
In 1994, Mark was the lead prosecutor in State v. Raymond Chapin, a case where a two year old girl was brutally murdered. Mark's prosecution of this case, and the defendant's conviction after trial, led to the Florida Legislature passing a state law allowing for the death penalty for child killers such as this defendant.
Last year, Mark successfully prosecuted Sasha Pringle at trial for the tragic death of wife and mother Luma Kagjy, who plunged to her death from the top of the Buckman Bridge after an impaired Pringle had forced Mrs. Kajy's car off the bridge.
Mark believes that everyone should be entitled to their day in court, and judges should treat all who come to court with respect. Mark believes in a no nonsense approach to justice, and believes judges should enforce the law, not legislate from the bench.
Married since 1989, Mark and his wife Jackie have 4 children. They are active members of St. Joseph's in Mandarin. In addition to his time consuming duties an an Assistant State Attorney, Mark volunteers and serves as the Vice President of Operations for the Mandarin Sports Association, and has been a youth sports coach since 1997. Mark is a member of the Police Council, as well as the Jacksonville Bar Association.