"Comanche County needs a judge with a sound temperament. Someone who will seek to apply the law equitably and fairly."

Emmit Tayloe currently serves as the District Court Judge for the Fifth Judicial District (Comanche and Cotton Counties). He was appointed by the Governor in 2014 and elected in November of that year. The race between Jay Walker of Lawton and Emmit Tayloe of Medicine Park will not garner the attention that the House District races will, but the prevailing candidate will significantly impact our lives for years to come. Much of what a District Judge is tasked with day-to-day doesn't merit the attention of the media. However, some cases evoke an emotional response that reverberates throughout the state or nation. Comanche County needs a judge with a sound temperament. Someone who will seek to apply the law equitably and fairly. All too often we hear of punishments that don’t fit the crime. For example, judges incarcerating our youth for minor indiscretions or providing what seems like a slap on the wrist for the most egregious crimes. This not only reflects poorly on the people the judge serves but also opens the door for repeated offenders to inflict harm once more. Tayloe has proven his commitment to a fair and equitable justice system.

He is a former Assistant District Attorney for Comanche County and was in private practice in Lawton from 1986 until his appointment to the bench in 2014. He has served both sides of the scales of justice. His commitment to justice and this region is without question. He has displayed a tremendous amount of restraint and professionalism despite numerous attempts to draw him into a quagmire of backand-forth petty politics. His opponent, Jay Walker, released a video during the previous cycle that questioned Tayloe's ethics. Walker believes that campaign contributions is a reason to question one’s ethics. From his first election to his current election, Judge Tayloe has sought to run a real campaign – meeting voters, attending community events, purchasing campaign signs and other promotional productions. This newspaper finds no fault with a candidate who is willing to work to obtain the office. With the fact that candidates are forbidden from speculating how they would rule, some might ask how you decide who is the best candidate? The Oklahoma Bar Association states, "The most important aspect of our judicial system is that justice is applied equally and fairly to everyone." With that in mind, it is my opinion that Judge Tayloe is most capable of rising above the fray of political fodder and representing not only us but Lady Justice, as well.

Emmit Tayloe currently serves as the District Court Judge for the Fifth Judicial District (Comanche and Cotton Counties). He was appointed by the Governor in 2014 and elected in November of that year. The race between Jay Walker of Lawton and Emmit Tayloe of Medicine Park will not garner the attention that the House District races will, but the prevailing candidate will significantly impact our lives for years to come. Much of what a District Judge is tasked with day-to-day doesn't merit the attention of the media. However, some cases evoke an emotional response that reverberates throughout the state or nation. Comanche County needs a judge with a sound temperament. Someone who will seek to apply the law equitably and fairly. All too often we hear of punishments that don’t fit the crime. For example, judges incarcerating our youth for minor indiscretions or providing what seems like a slap on the wrist for the most egregious crimes. This not only reflects poorly on the people the judge serves but also opens the door for repeated offenders to inflict harm once more. Tayloe has proven his commitment to a fair and equitable justice system.

He is a former Assistant District Attorney for Comanche County and was in private practice in Lawton from 1986 until his appointment to the bench in 2014. He has served both sides of the scales of justice. His commitment to justice and this region is without question. He has displayed a tremendous amount of restraint and professionalism despite numerous attempts to draw him into a quagmire of backand-forth petty politics. His opponent, Jay Walker, released a video during the previous cycle that questioned Tayloe's ethics. Walker believes that campaign contributions is a reason to question one’s ethics. From his first election to his current election, Judge Tayloe has sought to run a real campaign – meeting voters, attending community events, purchasing campaign signs and other promotional productions. This newspaper finds no fault with a candidate who is willing to work to obtain the office. With the fact that candidates are forbidden from speculating how they would rule, some might ask how you decide who is the best candidate? The Oklahoma Bar Association states, "The most important aspect of our judicial system is that justice is applied equally and fairly to everyone." With that in mind, it is my opinion that Judge Tayloe is most capable of rising above the fray of political fodder and representing not only us but Lady Justice, as well.