The Arkansas Supreme Court election race is heating up with the announcement of a new candidate vying for a seat. Barbara Webb is planning to run for a seat on the court currently held by Justice Josephine “Jo” Hart.
Webb is the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission. In this capacity, she is responsible for seeing that the “primary purpose of the workers’ compensation laws are accomplished. Specifically, that timely temporary and permanent disability benefits are paid…together with reasonable medical expenses…” according to the organization’s website.
She previously served as a circuit judge in Saline County. Webb is also the wife of Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb.
There are now two confirmed candidates running for the Supreme Court seat. In October, Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch announced his intention to run for the seat. However, Hart has yet to announce her plans to run for reelection.
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