Judge Tabor was appointed to the bench in 2008. He earned his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Iowa in 1981. He then received his law degree from the University of Wyoming in 1984. Judge Tabor served as an Assistant County Attorney, an Assistant Public Defender, and an Assistant Attorney General in the State of Wyoming. He was elected Jackson County, Iowa, Attorney in 1990. He was re-elected in 1994, 1998, and 2006. Judge Tabor is married with two children.