Today, Justice Barbara Womack Webb of the Arkansas Supreme Court announced her campaign to be the state’s next Chief Justice. Webb has more than 20 years of experience on the bench. She was first elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2020.
Her previous roles include Chief Law Judge at the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, the first female Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, and the first elected female prosecuting attorney in Saline County. Webb has also served as a special associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Justice Webb issued the following statement:
“From private practice, to prosecuting attorney, to justice on the supreme court – my over four decades of courtroom experience have more than prepared me for this opportunity to be our state’s next Chief Justice. With your support, I will continue to be a fair and independent voice that all Arkansans can trust.”
A graduate of the University of Arkansas Bowen School of Law, Justice Webb has been a licensed attorney since 1982. She has been a member of the Arkansas Ethics Commission, Arkansas State Crime Lab Board, Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice, and the U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Terrorism Task Force.
The State of Arkansas will hold its 2024 Primary & Judicial Election on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The Judicial races are non-partisan and will be on all three ballots (Democrat, Republican, and Non-partisan). If no candidate gets a majority vote in the March Primary, the judicial race runoff is in November 5th with the general election.