Hon. Mary McGowan

Circuit Judge Mary Spencer McGowan was elected to the Circuit bench in 1990 serving Pulaski and Perry counties. She is currently the President of the Arkansas Judicial Council, which is made up of all Supreme Court justices, Court of Appeals Judges, Circuit Judges and retired Judges. She also chairs the Council’s Education committee and the Drug Court committee. She was appointed to the Joint Bar/Bench Task Force on Judicial Elections and the Joint Bar/Bench Task Force on Jury Improvements. She was appointed to the Specialty Court Advisory Committee, a legislative committee, in 2015. She is currently serving by appointment to the Mayor’s Capital City Crime Prevention Task Force.