County Judge of Monroe County

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

Marathon Courthouse

3117 Overseas Highway

Marathon, Florida 33050

                                                                                                                                                Click here for Judge Becker's Court Procedures


    • Graduated from Smith College; honors-major Microbiology
    • Graduated from Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Judicial Experience

    • Staff Attorney at Florida Rural Legal Service, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties,
    • Elected to the Monroe County Court in 1990
    • Re-elected without opposition since 1990
    • Criminal and Civil County Court in Marathon Courthouse
    • Acting Circuit Judge in the Criminal, Civil, Probate and Mental Health Divisions in Marathon
    • Presides over Adult Drug Court since 1995.

Legal Experience

    • Public Defender’s Office, St. Lucie County, FL
    • Public Defender’s Office, Chief Assistant, Monroe County, Key West, FL
    • Instituted the Running for Rehabilitation Program in January 1997


    • Former President of Board Of Director – Hospice/VNA of the Florida Keys
    • Big Sister and served on the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and has been a helpline volunteer
    • Past President of the Board of Directors of the Historic Florida Keys Foundation
    • Past President of the Board of Art Behind Bars
    • Past member of the Zonta Club of Marathon and the Marathon Business and Professional Women’s Club
    • Mentor for Take Stock in Children


    • Eight time marathon runner in the following marathons: Boston, New York, Marine Corps and the First Walt Disney World Marathon in 1994
    • Twice Gold Medal winner in the Law Enforcement Olympics Half-marathon in Gainesville and Cocoa Beach, FL; once Silver Medal winner
    • Judge Ruth Becker-Painter is married and has two children