Ruling: Faulkner Judge Can Remain On Ballot

Apr 16, 2014

Another Arkansas judge has been ruled eligible for office after his candidacy was challenged because of a temporary license suspension. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled Tuesday that Circuit Judge H.G. Foster is eligible for the ballot. Foster's candidacy had been challenged because his license was temporarily suspended because of late payment of annual dues. State law says a person must be a licensed attorney for six years to be eligible for a judgeship. Similar rulings have been made in favor of judicial candidate Angela Byrd and Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox. Doralee Chandler, who is running against Foster, filed the challenge. Chandler tells the Log Cabin Democrat that she hasn't yet decided whether to appeal Griffen's ruling.