Armas, whose mother (Mercedes) was a Miami-Dade County Court judge, will transition into public service after more than 12 years in the private sector.
Miami native Marcus Bach Armas, a long-time Miami Dolphins executive, was elected as Miami-Dade County Court Judge after a 24-month quest that commenced with an April 2020 application to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and concluded when he was elected without opposition on Friday. Bach Armas currently serves as Senior Director of Legal & Government Affairs for the Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium, and the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix; he will resign from his current role, effective June 30, 2022, and transition into public service. He joined the organization in August 2010 and was a key advisor to the organization on a number of transformative projects, including the renovation of Hard Rock Stadium, the construction of the Miami Open tennis campus, the relocation of the Miami Dolphins practice facility to Miami-Dade County, Super Bowl LIV, and the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix. Being elected to public office fulfills a long-term goal of Bach Armas to serve his hometown while also contributing to the legal system that undergirds our constitutional form of government. “Miami-Dade County is a world-class city and deserves a world-class bench that reflects the diverse perspectives of our community. I am the proud product of Holocaust refugees and Cuban exiles, and I’ve spent more than 30 years here, having served both the federal government and our crown-jewel professional sports organization. I am excited to start writing this new chapter of my career and thank my friends, family, donors, and the citizenry for affording me this opportunity.” Bach Armas, who graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, pledged that all remaining campaign funds will be returned to his donors.