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Katherine Fernandez Rundle
State Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Katherine Fernandez Rundle was appointed State Attorney for Miami-Dade County in 1993. She has subsequently been re-elected seven times to serve as State Attorney. The State Attorney began her successful legal career as an undergraduate student at the University of Miami. She concluded her studies at the University of Cambridge in England wherein she received both a post graduate degree and law degree.
State Attorney Fernandez Rundle prides herself in being a career crime fighter. She has dedicated herself to every cause imaginable in her relentless commitment to keep our streets safe. She is recognized as a pioneer in the creation of numerous programs dealing with issues that affect our community daily such as teen truancy, domestic violence, gun violence, child support, human trafficking, and victim’s rights. Katherine is often considered a prosecutorial innovator for her many ground-breaking accomplishments including Florida’s first Domestic Violence Unit, Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Court, Dade's nationally recognized "Drug Court" program and Veteran’s Treatment Court, protecting the rights of children with her strict Child Support Program, bringing to the community services such as her ‘Second Chance’ Program to seal criminal records and crime prevention assistance via her Community Outreach Division, and her efforts to pioneer the fight against the sex trafficking of our children.
Her Human Trafficking Task Force is a cooperative multi-agency law enforcement effort focusing on the arrest and prosecution of those individuals who prey on our children while creating and finding ways to save and rehabilitate the victimized and traumatized victims. She is an appointee to the Statewide Human Trafficking Council.
The State Attorney believes in sharing her time, influence, and resources with her community that she is passionate about. She is a founding member and Vice-President of Women of Tomorrow and is also very active in benevolent organizations such as Amigos for Kids, 5000 Role Models, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and numerous others. She is also a charter member of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, a national group formed to address the issue of gun violence in the United States.