Arkansas congressman, Supreme Court hopeful file for 2020
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas congressman seeking re-election and a judge running for a state Supreme Court seat are among the hopefuls who have made their candidacies official for 2020.
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman on Tuesday filed paperwork to seek another term representing southern Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District. Democratic hopeful William Hanson and Libertarian Frank Gilbert filed paperwork Monday to run for Westerman’s seat.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch filed to run for the Supreme Court seat currently held by Justice Jo Hart, who hasn’t said if she’ll seek re-election. Barbara Webb, the chief administrative law judge for the Workers Compensation Commission, has also said she’s running.
Representatives of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden also filed for the former vice president to run in the Arkansas Democratic presidential primary.