Marcus Vaden has announced that he is seeking re-election to the office of Prosecuting Attorney for the 20th Judicial District. The district comprises Faulkner, Van Buren,and Searcy counties.
"It is a great honor to serve the citizens of Conway and Faulkner County," Vaden said in a written announcement. "We have made significant progress in the past four years by prosecuting thousands of felony, misdemeanor and civil actions on behalf of Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties. Our top priority is to ensure that we have safe schools, safe homes and safe streets. I will use the full resources of this office to keep our community a safe and wonderful place to live, work and raise a family."
Along with his former boss, former Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Foster, and Circuit Judge David Reynolds, Vaden helped with the creation and implementation of the Domestic Violence Court and the Victim Service Center which provide assistance to thousands of victims of violent and sexual crimes each year. That program has become one of the benchmark programs throughout the State of Arkansas, according to Vaden’s announcement.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Association and served as President of that group in 2009. He was recognized by his peers as the "Outstanding Prosecuting Attorney of the Year" in 2009 and was the first recipient of the Sidney S. McMath Sword of Justice Award presented by Henderson State University and the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Association. He is also an active member and past President of the Faulkner County Bar Association.
Vaden received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harding University in Searcy and received his Law Degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. He has been licensed to practice law in Arkansas since 1989. He and his wife have one child and live in Conway. They are members of Robinson and Center Church of Christ.