Darrell Castle was born in 1948, in Kingsport, Tennessee, graduating from Ketron High School in 1966. He attended East Tennessee State University (ETSU), earning a Bachelor of Science degree in both Political Science and History in 1970, and a Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University in 1979. He currently resides in Germantown, Tennessee.
Darrell came of age during the Vietnam (Viet Nam) War. During his ETSU years, he enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for two years and attended the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders class in Quantico, Virginia.
Following graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Darrell trained under then 1st Lieutenant, Oliver North. After graduation from Basic School, Darrell’s unit received a unit citation for being deployed in five different theaters of operation at the same time. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and received orders to the Far East for 13 months. His service in Viet Nam followed a family military tradition; his oldest brother serving in the Army during World War II, another brother having served as a Marine in the Korean War.
War is a life-changing event and Darrell’s experiences during those years contributed to his strong belief that war should not be entered into capriciously; and, that the decision to go to war must be made according to constitutional provisions. He firmly believes in upholding Article I Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which makes it clear that only Congress can declare war, and that those powers are not granted to the president. He left the Marine Corps a very different person than when he went in.
Life does have a way of steering one into new directions, and Darrell moved on to earn his Juris Doctor in 1979 from Memphis State University (now known as the University of Memphis) and became an attorney. It was here that he had a second life-changing event – he met and married the former Joan Weil. Happily wedded for nearly 38 years, they have one daughter.
In 1984, Darrell opened a private firm, which later grew into Darrell Castle and Associates, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Since then, he has opened firms in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Detroit, Michigan; Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Louis, Missouri. With over 25 years of legal experience, he has earned much respect. His current focus is on consumer bankruptcy and personal injury, but Darrell Castle and Associates also represents clients in the areas of social security/disability and workers’ compensation. (www.darrellcastle.com)
Darrell has a strong Christian religious ethic. He has served as a deacon and deacon chairman in his local church. In 1998, Darrell and Joan stretched out their hand to serve others, and founded Mia’s Children Foundation (www.miaschildren.org), a Christian mission in Bucharest, Romania which ministers to homeless gypsy children.
His political activism includes:
Currently an independent business owner, Scott N. Bradley was born and raised in Utah. He has worked tirelessly to serve his God, his family, and his country. From his earliest years he possessed an abiding love of America and her Constitution, which has led him to a close study of that document and the writings of the American Founding Fathers.
Scott served in the Utah Air National Guard before serving for two years as a missionary for his church. He returned to receive a Bachelor of Science degree, a Masters in Public Administration, and a PhD in Constitutional Law. For thirteen years, Scott worked as an executive at AT&T, where he managed cutting-edge telecommunications projects and worked in all facets of corporate management; including strategic planning, and a leadership assignment responsible for delivery of secured communications for the U.S. Department of Defense (North American Air Defense Command—NORAD).
Scott then accepted an administrative position with Utah State University as a Department Head and Director for sixteen years.
Scott is Founder and Chairman of the Constitution Commemoration Foundation, a non-profit educational organization which seeks to foster increased understanding of the U. S. Constitution and encourages a return to proper government as understood and practiced at the time of America’s Founding. He is also the author of the book and DVD/CD lecture series “To Preserve the Nation.” In addition, Scott hosts a talk radio show devoted to constitutional principles and their application to current political issues.
Scott has been active in the political process for more than 40 years, formerly serving at various times as a County Central Committee member, a Precinct Chairman, County Delegate, State Delegate, State Central Committee member, National Committee member, Platform Committee member, and as a National Executive Committee member. Scott ran twice for the United States Senate in an effort to better champion the United States Constitution and restore the principles upon which the United States was originally established.
Scott and his wife Tamara live in Northern, Utah. They are the parents of five children and eleven grandchildren. In the “tradition of the American Founding Fathers” he seeks to secure the Blessings of Liberty not only for himself and his posterity, but also for YOU and YOUR POSTERITY.
Find out more about Scott’s book “To Preserve a Nation” at this link: www.scottnbradley.com.