Saturday, February 25, 2006

candidate profile: ken tapscott

"I am running for the bench because I believe that one way to restore civility in our society is to restore justice in the courtroom. To do so, I'm going to need help from good people like you."

I had the privilege of meeting the man that spoke those words at a rally at Lee Park in Dallas that was led by Senator Joe Biden, Senator Barack Obama, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. As someone that is very interested in the law and criminal justice, I am very concerned with electing Democrats to key positions in the courts, which is why I'll be supporting the campaign of Ken Tapscott.

Ken Tapscott is a Democrat running for Judge, Dallas County Court at Law No. 4. He has been a Senior Associate at the prestigious Baron & Budd law firm for the past nine years and has been named the Rising Legal Star for February 2006 by Texas Monthly. He is also a former staff attorney for the Social Security Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals.

Tapscott earned his Bachelor of Science in Business, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Alabama-Huntsville and received his law degree from the University of Miami Law School.

He is most known for his social work and activities in the community. He was named Honorary Mayor of Fort Worth because of his work with the American Diabetes Association (he is a diabetic himself). He serves as a volunteer moot court judge for the Southern Methodist University Law School. He provided pro bono legal representation for victims of Hurricane Katrina. He is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and contributes to countless charities, including the North Texas Food Bank, Doctors Without Borders, the SPCA, and Shriner's Hospital for Children.

You can learn more about Ken Tapscott at his campaign website. He is unopposed in the upcoming Democratic primary, so please think about supporting his campaign against incumbent W. Bruce Woody.


Anonymous said...

this judge is more than a KKK. i experienced his ruling but believe me , i was treated negatively and decision taken against me from racial profile.
Don't be fooled by this satanist because he is good for to go to hell

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, you're a retarded motherfucker... fuck you and the right-wing dumbass horse you rode in on. YOU'RE the one going to Hell.

Unknown said...

I have seen Judge Tapscott in action. He is incredibly fair. He proceeded with cases based on the evidence not based on which lawyer should win. He is not beholding to the rich trial lawyers that stand to profit based on his rulings.
Jim B.