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Justices of the Peace elected to serve on association’s executive board

Monday, April 15, 2019
For Immediate Release

LITTLE ROCK — Members of the Arkansas Association of Quorum Courts (AAQC) gathered for their annual governing body meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The election of a 12-member executive board was among the items on the agenda.
Justices of the Peace from each congressional district were selected to represent the counties within those districts. They are: Lincoln County Justice of the Peace David Rochell, Lonoke County Justice of the Peace Henry Lang, and Jackson County Justice of the Peace Tommy Young (first congressional district); White County Justice of the Peace Bobby Burns, Pulaski County Justice of the Peace Curtis Keith, and Faulkner County Justice of the Peace Randy Higgins (second congressional district); Sebastian County Justice of the Peace Danny Aldridge, Benton County Justice of the Peace Susan Anglin, and Boone County Justice of the Peace David Thompson (third congressional district); and Miller County Justice of the Peace Carl Standridge, Pike County Justice of the Peace John Plyler, and Drew County Justice of the Peace Carole Bulloch (fourth congressional district).
Officers were elected from among those 12. They are Boone County Justice of the Peace David Thompson (president), Faulkner County Justice of the Peace Randy Higgins (vice-president), and Drew County Justice of the Peace Carole Bulloch (secretary/treasurer).
In addition, two members of the group were elected to represent the AAQC on the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) board of directors. They are Boone County Justice of the Peace David Thompson and Jackson County Justice of the Peace Tommy Young.
The AAQC is comprised of 75 justices of the peace, one from each county. They are selected to serve on the governing body by their quorum court colleagues.

About the Association of Arkansas Counties
The AAC supports and promotes the idea that all elected officials must have the opportunity to act together in order to solve mutual problems as a unified group. To further this goal, the AAC is committed to providing a single source of cooperative support and information for all counties and county and district officials.
The overall purpose of the association is to work for the improvement of county government in the state of Arkansas. The association accomplishes this purpose by providing legislative representation, on-site assistance, general research, training, various publications and conferences to assist county officials in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their office.
The AAC Board of Directors is comprised of 18 members — two representatives elected by each of nine member associations.

(Photo of AAQC’s 12-member executive board attached)

Photo cutline:The 75-member governing body of the Arkansas Association of Quorum Court (AAQC) elected 12 justices of the peace to serve on the association’s executive board. Front row: Lonoke County Justice of the Peace Henry Lang, Jackson County Justice of the Peace Tommy Young, and Drew County Justice of the Peace Carole Bulloch (secretary/treasurer). Second row: Faulkner County Justice of the Peace Randy Higgins (vice-president), Sebastian County Justice of the Peace Danny Aldridge, Miller County Justice of the Peace Carl Standridge, White County Justice of the Peace Bobby Burns, Pike County Justice of the Peace John Plyler, and Pulaski County Justice of the Peace Curtis Keith. Back row: Benton County Justice of the Peace Susan Anglin, Boone County Justice of the Peace David Thompson (president), and Lincoln County Justice of the Peace David Rochell.

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