Cupp seeks to retain judgeship

County Judge Scott Cupp. (Submitted photo)

County Judge Scott Cupp. (Submitted photo)

The Committee to Retain Judge Scott H. Cupp as Hendry County Judge is pleased to announce Judge Cupp’s candidacy to continue as your Hendry County Judge.

Judge Scott Cupp is running to retain his current office of Hendry County Judge. Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Scott H. Cupp to be Hendry County Judge in December 2014.

To ensure that our legal system functions properly, it is mandatory that we select judges with a solid intellectual understanding of the law, experience as a practicing attorney, and a strong work ethic.

In 1983 Judge Cupp received his Bachelor of Arts with degrees in English and Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1986 he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Western New England University School of Law located in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Judge Cupp began his legal career as a prosecutor and for 17 years was an assistant state attorney in Florida’s Twentieth (Lee County), Fifteenth (Palm Beach County) and Third (Suwannee County) circuits. Throughout the 1990s he was a nationally recognized speaker and instructor in the area of prosecuting child abuse and child homicides with the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse located in Alexandria, Virginia. From 2003 through 2006 he served as Chief of Felony in Lee County and then office head for the Hendry/Glades State Attorney‘s Office located in LaBelle. Judge Cupp practiced as a sole practitioner for 10 years specializing in criminal law.

2014-Present Hendry County Judge

2006-2014 Private Attorney in LaBeIle and West Palm Beach, Florida

2005-2006 Assistant State Attorney and Office Head for the Hendry-Glades State Attorney‘s Office

2003-2005 Chief of the Felony Division for the Lee County Office of the State Attorney‘s Office

2000-2003 Private Attorney in LaBelle, Florida

1993-1999 Chief of the Crimes Against Children Unit & Sex Crimes Unit for the State Attorney‘s Office in West Palm Beach, Florida

Judge Cupp has proven that he treats all litigants fairly and impartially by listening to both sides of every case. This constitutes good judicial temperament. Judge Cupp is able to do this because he has participated in legal cases from many different perspectives. Judge Scott Cupp has represented the people and the State of Florida in many different positions. He has been a prosecutor, a defense attorney, a teacher, a strong advocate for child victims and the less fortunate in our society. He is the father of three fantastic children and resides in LaBelle.

We ask for your help on Election Day (August 30, 2016) in support of keeping Judge Scott H. Cupp as our Hendry County Judge.

Committee to Keep Judge Scott H. Cupp Antoinette Peck, Esq. Richard Sullivan, Esq. Fred Kahle, Esq. Please check out our campaign website at and like us on Facebook.

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