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Former Democratic legislator, gubernatorial candidate to run for Arkansas chief justice

BY: - October 4, 2023

A former Democratic state legislator and gubernatorial candidate announced Wednesday that he would run against three sitting members for chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Jay Martin, who served in the Arkansas House from 2003-2006 and ran in last year’s Democratic primary for governor, formally announced his chief justice candidacy Wednesday, a few weeks […]

The Arkansas Judiciary Justice Building in Little Rock. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Third Arkansas Supreme Court justice announces chief justice bid

BY: - July 24, 2023

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Barbara Webb announced Monday that she would run against two of her colleagues to lead the state’s high court. She joins Associate Justices Karen Baker and Rhonda Wood in the 2024 race to replace retiring Chief Justice John Dan Kemp. In a campaign announcement, Webb touted 20 years of experience on […]