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Welcome to www.arkansasjudges.org, a Website established by the Arkansas Judicial Campaign and Education Committee, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

This website is dedicated to displaying information about judicial candidates, including biographical data, photographs, personal statements, and endorsements. The information has been collected from judicial candidates who choose, voluntarily, to participate as part of the guide after the candidates filed for office.

Each judicial candidate has been offered an opportunity to sign a pledge that he or she will abide by the letter and spirit of the Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct and disavow false communications in that candidate’s favor authorized by third party groups or super PACs.

A Rapid Response Team will review and respond to complaints alleging false or misleading judicial advertisements filed by judicial candidates or their campaign committees. The team may ask for removal of the offending communication or issue a press release on the subject. Communications authorized by the candidate or by third party groups, including super PACS, will be reviewed by the Rapid Response Team. The Rapid Response Team's deliberations and responses to media communications will be conducted independently and without any involvement or input by the Committee's Board.

NO PUBLIC FUNDS ARE BEING USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MISSION OF THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL CAMPAIGN AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE, INC., TO FOSTER EDUCATION FOR THE VOTING PUBLIC IN JUDICIAL RACES.

Latest News

AJCCEC issues Cease amd Desist Letter to Judicial Fairness Initiative

24-Feb-2016

Rapid Response Team Charged by the Arkansas Judicial Campaign Conduct & Education..

Merit Selection of Arkansas Justices Gets New Look

31-Jan-2016

LITTLE ROCK — The March judicial elections featuring two contested Supreme Court race..

Supreme Court justice Annabelle Imber Tuck joins Drew to talk about the upcoming judicial races

31-Jan-2016

Plus, former Supreme Court justice Annabelle Imber Tuck joins Drew to talk about the upcomi..

Keeping Judicial Election Claims Truthful

26-Jan-2016

A new committee is charged with keeping judicial candidates and third-party advertisers fro..

Panel to referee judicial elections

23-Jan-2016

A committee of judges and attorneys announced Thursday that the group will try to referee j..

Arkansas Group Will Seek to Police False Judicial Election Ads

22-Jan-2016

In Arkansas, a recently organized committee of judges and attorneys has asked judicial cand..

Independent group forms to offer facts in Arkansas judicial races

21-Jan-2016

A new nonprofit whose board includes two retired state Supreme Court justices has been form..

New nonprofit targets negative judicial campaigns

21-Jan-2016

he recently formed Arkansas Judicial Campaign Conduct and Education Committee says it is re..

Nonprofit urging Arkansas judicial hopefuls to sign pledge

21-Jan-2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A nonprofit backed by two former Arkansas Supreme Court justices i..

New Non-Profit to Battle Negative Judicial Campaigns

20-Jan-2016

NEW NONPROFIT TO BATTLE NEGATIVE JUDICIAL CAMPAIGNS Voters will choose two Arkansas S..

Mission

The mission of the Corporation is to foster education for the voting public in judicial races by (1) displaying information about judicial candidates on a website; (2) establishing a response team to respond to false advertisements and attacks; and (3) providing a voluntary pledge that the candidate will disavow all false communications in the candidate’s favor.

What People Say

"In Arkansas, judges are elected to serve on the bench. Unfortunately, Arkansas voters do not have easy access to information about judicial candidates. This website seeks to help the voting public get nonpartisan and trustworthy information about judicial candidates, including biographical data, photographs, personal statements and endorsements. It is vitally important to the integrity of the Arkansas judicial system that voters be well-informed about candidates for election to judicial office."

Annabelle Imber Tuck
Justice (Retired)
Supreme Court of Arkansas

"Welcome to the first website in Arkansas dedicated to displaying information about Arkansas judicial candidates. This website will help all of our voters to easily access nonpartisan and trustworthy information about the candidates. I hope this educational endeavor will be helpful to each of you. Please pass the website information along to your friends and neighbors."

Carolyn Witherspoon
Attorney at Law
Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

"Because we have contested judicial elections in Arkansas, it is critical that the voting public be well informed about the candidates. This nonpartisan website, supported by a nonprofit corporation, provides the perfect vehicle to do exactly that. It will have biographies of the candidates as well as their statements, endorsements, and other vital information. In educating the public more fully about these races, it will provide an indispensable public service."

Robert L. Brown
Retired Justice
Arkansas Supreme Court