Thomas E. Kane, Jr.
Thomas (Ted) Kane, Jr. was raised in Columbus, OH before moving to Tampa, FL during high school. Ted maintained involvement in many school organizations throughout his years at Tampa Catholic, including the National Honor Society and Key Club. While at Tampa Catholic, Ted played on the Varsity Golf Team and was named as Tampa Catholic's MVP during his senior season in 1999.
Ted stayed in Florida after high school, pursuing his undergraduate degree as a Florida Bright Futures Scholar at the University of South Florida. Ted pursued a degree in Political Science and particularly enjoyed international classes within the curriculum because the University's diverse student body offered different cultural perspectives on the idea of government and community. During his senior year at South Florida, Ted participated in the Washington Center Internship Program, interning on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for Former House Representative Jim Davis. The fifteen week internship in the Winter of 2003 was an incredibly educational and cultural experience, allowing Ted to see firsthand the inner-workings of the United States democratic system. Ted graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida in December 2003.
After graduating college, Ted worked as a law clerk for a small law firm in Tampa for two years before deciding to go to law school. Ted enrolled at Stetson University College of Law in the Spring of 2006, where he became an editor on the Stetson Law Review. While at Stetson, Ted also served as a Teaching Fellow in the Research & Writing Department for four semesters, assisting first-year students with legal writing projects.
As a law student, Ted interned with the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington D.C. as well as for the Honorable James W. Whatley, Florida's Second District Court of Appeal. Ted graduated from Stetson in December of 2008 and was named to "Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities."
In October of 2008, Ted ran in the Marines Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. He also enjoys playing golf, relaxing at the beach with family and friends, and remaining active in the community.