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Scott Walker graduated with honors from Dallas Baptist University. He received his Juris Doctorate from Baylor School of Law. Scott is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of lawyers who are amoung the best trained in Texas.

Scott's law practice has consisted of civil defense, veteran's disability, criminal litigation, and appellate advocacy. Scott has written over one hundred appellate briefs and sat as first chair in more than forty trials in district courts across North Texas. Scott has had a great degree of success in both litigation and appellate advocacy. His experience makes him the perfect candidate for judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Scott Walker is a lifelong Texan. Ironically, he and his wife, who was also his high school sweetheart, realized while dating that they both had been born in the town of Borger, Texas where their families lived just doors apart but never met. Later, their families moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and both families ended up living in the same small suburban town, where Scott and his future wife grew up and met while attending school. They believe God's plan was to bring them together, and they have been married almost 42 years now and have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Upon college graduation, their daughter briefly considered following in her father's footsteps by attending law school and was offered a full scholarship. However, upon realizing that her true passion was in teaching, she turned down the scholarship and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Education and continues to teach high school English today. While her life centers around her husband and two children, God has given her an incredible love for the teenagers she teaches and a passion for motivating them to learn. She truly is changing the world one student at a time.

The couple's son, Brian, did follow in his father's footsteps and attended The University of Houston Law School. While Brian is devoted to the practice of law, his true passion has always been politics. While attending college at Texas State University, Brian met then Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock on the steps the State Capitol. After becoming acquainted, Lieutenant Governor Bullock arranged for Brian to work as a Senate Messenger. Brian later became an Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms for the State Senate and also served on the first Bush/Cheney Presidential Campaign. At the age of 30, Brian ran for a Texas House seat against a four-term incumbent Democrat, raised over $400,000 and lost by only 120 votes.

Scott Walker and his wife both descend from a long line of conservatives, and both have been conservative Republicans all of their adult lives. Scott and his wife are evangelical Christians and are active members in their Dallas area church.

As a Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Scott will diligently uphold the laws of the State of Texas and the United States. He strongly believes in the separation of powers. Scott Walker is ardently opposed to legislation from the bench. According to Walker, "the role of the judiciary is to uphold the law and sometimes interpret ambiguities in the law, but not make the law." Walker also asserts that "lawmaking is solely the role of the legislature." As an appellate judge, Scott Walker will not be soft on crime, and will always adhere to the Constitution. If elected, Walker will strive to assure that all parties receive a fair and just review of all cases heard at the Court of Criminal Appeals. Scott Walker will diligently perform his duties as a judge with the highest degree of ethics, morals and values.