Judge Ken Tapscott
Friends, it is time to suit up again for another campaign!
I am running for re-election in 2014 as Judge of Dallas County Court at Law #4. If you supported me in my prior campaigns in 2006 and 2010, I thank you again for your help and ask that you support me for re-election. In order to win in 2014, I want to bring all my previous supporters and contributors together with those choosing to join my campaign as a supporter and contributor for the very first time. With an even bigger and stronger team, we will win again.
Since taking office on January 1, 2007, I have worked as hard as possible to deliver great service as a judge to the citizens of Dallas County. At the time of this writing, I have lowered the number of pending/unresolved cases in my court to nearly half what it was when I assumed this bench in January 2007. By the end of 2012, and in only six years on the bench, I had presided over at least 275 jury trials along with hundreds more non-jury trials. Continually every year since 2007, I have presided over more jury trials than any other civil district or county court at law judge in Dallas County. My court has worked hard to make sure trials, rulings, and court orders are given as soon as possible. My court coordinator, Cathy Moran, was named "County Coordinator of the Year" and my chief clerk, Kim Jones, was named "County Clerk of the Year" by the Dallas Bar Association, both in 2010. In 2012, my court reporter, David Roy, was named "Court Reporter of the Year" by the Dallas Bar Association. I am fortunate as a judge to be surrounded by co-workers who believe strongly in delivering high quality work product to Dallas County. Additionally, to make litigation as user-friendly as possible, my office created a judicial website so lawyers and litigants could always know their docket position in my court, making sure attorneys and litigants are not wasting time at the courthouse if their cases are not going to be called on the day of trial.
Our hard work and improvement in efficiency have paid off. I was the second-highest rated Dallas County judge among all civil district courts and county courts at law in the May 2009 and 2011 Dallas Bar Association Judicial Evalualtion Poll. I hope to receive similar review by the Bar in the 2013 Poll, once it is completed.
My hard work for the citizens of Dallas County does not end at the courthouse. I continue to be a volunteer with Dallas Habitat for Humanity. I also volunteer extensively in the Dallas Bar Association Mock Trial Program every year to help high school students who might be interested in one day becoming attorneys. I also have chaired the Dallas Bar Association's Courthouse Committee, which strives to make our Dallas County courthouses a source of pride for all Dallas County citizens. Finally, I have volunteered repeatedly for the Dallas Bar Association's Trial Academy, a program dedicated to teaching young lawyers how to be better litigators in our court system.
Please help me continue to serve as Judge of Dallas County Court at Law #4. I ask for your support and contributions so I may continuing serving the citizens of Dallas County to the best of my ability. Let's win again in 2014!
Judge Ken Tapscott