Gov. Asa Hutchinson today announced plans to appoint four lawyers to fill three circuit judgeships and a prosecutor’s office vacant because existing officeholders were elected to new offices. All will serve through 2018.
* Gail Inman-Campbell of Alpena will replace Circuit Judge Shawn Womack, who was elected to the state Supreme Corut.
* Maureen Hazinski Harrod of Heber Springs will replace Circuit Judge Dan Kemp, elected chief justice of the Supreme Court.
* Chris Carnahan of Conway will replace Circuit Judge Mike Murphy, who’s moving to the state Court of Appeals.
* Holly Meyer of Heber Springs, who’d been filling a judgeship vacancy, will become 16th District prosecuting attorney, replacing Don McSpadden, who was elected to a circuit judgeship.
More background on the appointees here. The judges may not run to succeed themselves in the positions.