NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Three-fourths of the state’s 75 county judges endorsed Mike Ross for Governor on Friday saying he understands local government and will focus on policy rather than politics. The group of 56 county judges from across the state joins 64 of the state’s 75 county sheriffs in endorsing Ross’s bid for Governor. Ross, of Prescott, who now resides in Little Rock, is a former small business owner and previously served on the Nevada County Quorum Court and in the State Senate and U.S. Congress.
“As a former Quorum Court member and state senator, Mike Ross knows the importance of local government and understands the needs and challenges we face on a daily basis,” said Judge Mike Jacobs of Johnson County. “We are proud to endorse Mike Ross for Governor, because nobody works harder or is more accessible and willing to listen than Mike Ross. He doesn't care what party you're from – he’s always been focused on getting the job done. He'll work with county judges and quorum courts all over this state to make Arkansas an even better place to live.”
Ross said he knows the important work county judges do across this state and he is proud so many of them are backing his campaign.
“I cut my teeth on the Nevada County Quorum Court, so I know and believe in the importance of local government and local control,” said Ross. “I’m proud to have the support of three-fourths of state’s county judges and 64 of the state’s 75 county sheriffs. When I’m elected governor, my door will always be open to listen to their concerns, and, together, we will improve our infrastructure, create more private-sector jobs and make our communities stronger. I have a proven history of putting solutions over politics, and I want to use my experience of bringing people together to unite this state and move Arkansas forward.”
Here is the complete list of county judges who have endorsed Mike Ross for Governor:
1. Arkansas County Judge Sonny Cox
2. Ashley County Judge Dennis Holland, Sr.
3. Bradley County Judge Keith Neely
4. Calhoun County Judge Floyd Nutt
5. Carroll County Judge Sam Barr
6. Chicot County Judge Mack Ball, Jr.
7. Clark County Judge Ron Daniell
8. Clay County Judge Gary Howell
9. Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears
10. Columbia County Judge Larry D. Atkinson
11. Conway County Judge Jimmy Hart
12. Craighead County Judge Ed Hill
13. Crawford County Judge John Hall
14. Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless
15. Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones
16. Desha County Judge Roy Rogers
17. Drew County Judge Robert Akin
18. Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson
19. Franklin County Judge Janet Powell
20. Fulton County Judge Jim Bicker
21. Grant County Judge Kemp Nall
22. Greene County Judge Jerry Shipman
23. Hempstead County Judge Wallace Martin
24. Hot Spring County Judge Bill Scrimshire
25. Izard County Judge David Sherrell
26. Jackson County Judge Jeff Phillips
27. Jefferson County Judge Dutch King
28. Johnson County Judge Mike Jacobs
29. Lafayette County Judge Joe Sanders
30. Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman
31. Lee County Judge Jim Keasler
32. Lincoln County Judge Sam Stephens
33. Little River County Judge Clayton Castleman
34. Logan County Judge Gus Young
35. Mississippi County Judge Randy L. Carney
36. Monroe County Judge Larry Taylor
37. Montgomery County Judge Alvin Black
38. Nevada County Judge Mark Glass
39. Perry County Judge Baylor House
40. Phillips County Judge Don Gentry
41. Pike County Judge Don Baker
42. Poinsett County Judge Charles Nix
43. Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson
44. Prairie County Judge Mike Skarda
45. Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines
46. Randolph County Judge David Jansen
47. Scott County Judge James Forbes
48. Sevier County Judge Greg Ray
49. Sharp County Judge Larry Brown
50. St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes
51. Stone County Judge Stacey Avey
52. Union County Judge Mike Loftin
53. Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper
54. Washington County Judge Marilyn Edwards
55. Woodruff County Judge Charles Dallas
56. Yell County Judge Mark Thone
Ross has previously been endorsed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe; 64 of the state’s 75 county sheriffs; the Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters; former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.); former FEMA Director James Lee Witt; the Arkansas Timber Producers Association; the Southern States Millwright Regional Council and the Central South Carpenters Regional Council, affiliates that represent more than 10,000 carpenters; and, numerous business owners, elected officials, community leaders, working families and seniors around the state.
For a complete list of endorsements or more information about Mike’s campaign for governor, visit MikeRoss.com.
Mike Ross, of Prescott, Ark., is a fifth-generation and lifelong Arkansan who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Arkansas. He is the son of public school educators and a former small business owner, state senator and U.S. Congressman. Mike has two grown children and now lives in Little Rock with his wife, Holly. To learn more about the campaign, visit MikeRoss.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at Facebook.com/MikeRossUpdates.
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