Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Rhonda Wood of Conway said she will seek a second eight-year term to the state’s high court.
Wood formally announced Wednesday (Sept. 8) that she will run for re-election in 2022.
Wood was first elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2014 and has served as an associate justice in Position 7 since 2015. She previously served on the state Court of Appeals from 2013-14 and as a circuit judge in the 20th Judicial District from 2007-12.
“My experience and record as a judge show that I’m tried, true, and tested. Having heard more than 10,000 cases in my judicial career and serving as an appellate judge for almost ten years, voters can read and evaluate my votes on actual cases and matters of law. There is no guessing what type of Supreme Court Justice I will be,” she said.
Wood received a bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College, and her juris doctorate from the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, with highest honors, as well as receiving the top score on the Arkansas Bar Exam.
Wood was admitted and has practiced before: the Arkansas Court of Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.
No other candidates have announced for the position.