Andrea Woods, 47, of Conway has announced her candidacy for circuit judge of the Twentieth Judicial District, Division One. The district serves the people of Faulkner, Searcy and Van Buren counties.
"Decades of experience in the public and private sectors have provided me with a broad understanding of the law. If elected, you can trust I’ll have the temperament to serve in an honest, fair, and courteous way," Woods said.
For the past 12 years, Woods has worked as executive vice president and corporate counsel for Nabholz Construction, where she provides advice on legal and regulatory issues.
"The possibility of leaving Nabholz Construction weighed heavy on my heart and mind," said Woods. "The call to continue serving my colleagues in the legal profession and serving the people of our community became too strong to ignore."
Woods grew up in Fayetteville and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in 1992. After a year of law school at the University of Arkansas, she went on to earn a law degree from Capitol University Law School in Columbus, Ohio in 1996.
Woods served as assistant prosecuting attorney and worked as an associate attorney before returning to Arkansas in 2000. Woods served as human resources director for the City of Sherwood and then as assistant city attorney for the City of North Little Rock.
When she’s not working or spending time with family, Woods serves her community as chair of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors and as chair of the Conway Regional Health System board of directors. She has formerly served on the boards of United Way of Central Arkansas, Boys & Girls Club of Faulkner County, and Conway Kiwanis
Andrea and her husband Jeff are members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway. They have two children.
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