Barbara Webb, a former circuit judge, prosecutor and currently Chief Law Judge for the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, said Saturday (Nov. 2) that she would be a candidate for the Arkansas Supreme Court, Position 4. Webb, 62, is the wife of Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette first reported the news.
“I am delighted to introduce myself to the voters of our state,” said Webb. “My experience and judicial temperament have prepared me for this opportunity. I will be a fair and independent voice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.”
In addition to her position as the Chief Law Judge at the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, Webb previously served as Circuit Judge for Saline County and Prosecuting Attorney for Saline, Hot Spring, and Grant counties for six years. She has also served as a special Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch has announced he will seek the Supreme Court seat, which is currently held by Justice Josephine “Jo” Hart.
Hart has not said if she would seek re-election, but is widely expected not to run again.