|Current Court Information:|
|Kentucky Supreme Court|
|Position:||7th District seat|
|Past position:||Judge, Kentucky Circuit Courts|
|Past position 2:||Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Pike County|
|Past term 2:||1981-1982|
|Law School:||University of Miami, School of Law, 1974|
|Grad. School:||University of Miami, 1975|
|Military service:||U.S. Army|
|Candidate for:||Kentucky Supreme Court|
|Election information 2012:|
|Primary date:||May 22nd, 2012|
|Election date:||November 6th, 2012|
Will T. Scott is an associate justice of the supreme court in Kentucky, and he holds the 7th Supreme Court District seat. He was elected in November of 2004 and re-elected in 2005. He replaced justice Martin E. Johnstone who retired. Scott was re-elected in 2012, and his current term on the court expires in 2020.
Scott received his B.A. from Pikeville College, after serving in the U.S. Army. He then attended the University of Miami, School of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 1974, and he was awarded an M.A. in taxation in 1975.
- 2010-2020: Associate justice, Kentucky Supreme Court
- 2006-2010: Chief deputy justice, Kentucky Supreme Court
- 2004-2006: Associate justice, Kentucky Supreme Court
- 1984-1988: Judge, Kentucky Circuit Courts
- 1981-1982: Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Pike County
- 1975-1980: Trial attorney, Private practice
Awards and associations
- Bronze Star, U.S. Army
- Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, U.S. Army
- Combat Infantryman's Badge, U.S. Army
- 1986: Second vice-president, Kentucky Circuit Judges Association
In 2004, Scott was elected to the court.
|Will Scott||No||Stumbo Seat||50.7%|
|Janet Stumbo||Yes||Stumbo seat||49.3%|
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Scott received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.7, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.17 that justices received in Kentucky. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.
- Official biography of Justice Will T. Scott
- American Judicature Society: Kentucky judges
- Kentucky State Board of Elections: Unofficial 2012 General Election Results
- The Republic, "United Mine Workers of America endorses Janet Stumbo in Kentucky Supreme Court race," April 24, 2012
- Kentucky Secretary of States, "2004 General Election Results"
- Stanford University "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012
|Former||Joseph Lambert • Wil Schroder • William McAnulty • Thomas Todd •|