It’s not often that you see Arkansas Supreme Court ads do much more than tout the qualifications of a candidate.
This year, expect something new.
Judge John Fogleman, who is running against Court of Appeals Judge Courtney Henry for the Supreme Court, talks about his "serious experience"… and takes a swipe at his opponent’s experience in the spot.
Fogleman cites his 15 years on the bench and contrasts that with Henry’s appellate court experience, which he contends is "barely a year." Judicial candidates are prohibited by professional canons from stating positions or discussing their politics in their campaigns. It leaves them to only discuss their qualifications for the office.
You can watch Fogleman’s ad here, and continue for a look at Henry’s television spot, which describes her work and legal background.
Henry’s ad touts her ten years’ of legal experience both as a Court of Appeals judge and attorney. She states that she’s worked on over 1,400 cases in the appellate court system, which makes her "uniquely qualified" for the Supreme Court.
You can view her ad here.