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Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sandra C. Bradshaw of Crossett as circuit judge for Division 2 of the 10th Judicial Circuit, the governor announced on Wednesday.

The 10th Judicial Circuit includes Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew counties.

Bradshaw will replace the late Judge Kenneth Johnson and her term will expire Dec. 31, 2020, according to the governor's office.

Hutchinson said, "Throughout her career, Sandra has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the law and a passion for upholding it."

"I have confidence that she will serve Arkansas well," the Republican governor said in a written statement.

Bradshaw is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Monticello and received her juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1991, where she served as research editor for the Mississippi Law Journal, according to the governor's office. She began her legal career as an associate with Young, Scanlon & Sessums, one of the oldest law firms in Jackson, Miss. She then opened a private practice in Crossett in 1995 and focused on domestic relations and family law.

Bradshaw was a deputy public defender in the criminal division of the Ashley County Circuit Court for more than 10 years. For the past two years, she has served as deputy prosecuting attorney. Since 2002, she has been a fellow in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, which is dedicated to the competent and ethical practice of adoption and assisted reproduction law. She is a native of Ashley County and has one daughter, Anna.

Metro on 11/09/2019

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