WASHINGTON – The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC)
Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI) released the following statement after
Barbara Womack Webb won a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court:
“Congratulations to Judge Barbara Womack Webb on a well-deserved victory tonight. She is the experienced voice for the Arkansas court, and we were proud to support her through this successful Supreme Court election in Arkansas,” said Austin Chambers, RSLC President.
RSLC JFI invested in the election with a six-figure statewide ad buy which was featured on cable television, radio, and digitally in order to highlight Judge Webb’s deep experience, commitment to the rule of law, and proven record of fairness.
Barbara Webb has nearly four decades of experience in Arkansas law —from private practice to prosecuting attorney, to judge. Currently, she is the Chief Law Judge at the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission and previously served for 12 years as a law judge. In 2017, after a competitive and scrupulous vetting process, Webb was appointed by Governor Hutchinson to serve as Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. Prior to that, she served multiple terms as the elected Prosecuting Attorney for Saline, Hot Spring, and Grant Counties. Webb has also served as a special associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Webb has also served with the Arkansas Ethics Commission, Arkansas State Crime Lab Board, Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice, and the U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Terrorism Task Force. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law in Little Rock and has been a licensed attorney since 1982. She lives in Benton with her husband.