Cathi Compton commits to race for Moody judgeship | Arkansas Blog

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Cathi Compton commits to race for Moody judgeship

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click to enlarge IN JUDICIAL RACE: Cathi Compton
  • IN JUDICIAL RACE: Cathi Compton
Cathi Compton today announced she's be a candidate for the circuit judgeship currently held by Jay Moody, who's been nominated for a federal judgeship and may get a confirmation vote during the filing period for his office Feb. 24-March 3.

Compton announced her intention to seek a judgeship long ago, originally for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Collins Kilgore. But Moody's nomination created another vacancy and Compton began considering that seat. Mike Reif announced for Kilgore's seat and gathered petitions necessary to file.

Action in the Senate last week indicated that Moody's confirmation, which isn't considered controversial, should get a vote early in the filing period. The prospect now seems firm enough that Compton has committed to the race.

Luther Sutter earlier announced for Moody's seat and today Ernest Sanders Jr. said he'd run if Moody does not.

Compton's news release:

Today, judicial candidate Cathi Compton announced her plans to file for the 3rd Division Circuit Court, a position currently held by Judge Jay Moody. Judge Moody was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved Moody’s nomination and he now awaits a final vote before the U.S. Senate.

“It appears Judge Jay Moody is on track for confirmation by the U.S Senate,” said Compton. “With the filing deadline fast approaching, the 3rd Division Circuit Court must have a qualified and experienced candidate to run for this open position. Therefore, I intend to file for the 3rd Division Circuit Court.”

Last spring, Compton announced for the 13th Division Circuit Court which is to be vacant due to the retirement of Judge Collins Kilgore. The 3rd Division Circuit Court covers a large portion of Pulaski County and all of Perry County.

The candidate filing period runs from February 24 to March 3.

Cathi Compton, a practicing attorney for almost thirty years, has the right kind of experience to be our next Circuit Judge. For twenty-four years Cathi was in private practice garnering experience in complex litigation, both civil and criminal. Cathi now serves as an Assistant Attorney General where she goes after unscrupulous individuals and companies who attempt to defraud Arkansas consumers.

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