Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hixson (District 3, Position 2) is running on the May 22 ballot as a candidate for the Arkansas Supreme Court.

“As you head to the polls on May 22, I humbly ask for your vote in the race for the Arkansas Supreme Court," Hixson said. "I believe my values and my experience being an attorney, business owner and Appeals Court judge will help restore the people's confidence in our court."

Hixson was born in Paris. The youngest of five children, Hixson grew up working with his father in the local coal mines.

After graduating from Paris High School in 1974, he earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Hixson was employed in private practice from 1982 to 1994 in the law firm of Jones & Hixson in Fayetteville.

In 1994, he joined P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc., as general counsel. In 2004, he reopened his private practice where he remained until he was elected to the Arkansas Court of Appeals effective Jan. 1, 2013.

While on the Court of Appeals, he has decided more than 2000 cases and written more than 325 opinions.

“These experiences have instilled in me the importance of upholding our Constitution and the law, affirming to me why judges must never legislate from the bench,” he said. “Most importantly, growing up working with my father at the local coal mines, and later raising cattle, I learned the importance of honesty, hard work, and common sense – values which have made me the judge that I am today.”

Judge Hixson currently resides in Fayetteville with his wife of 34 years, Jan Freeman Hixson, and their 12-year-old golden retriever rescue, Ozzie. They have two sons, Bill and Joe, who live and work in Northwest Arkansas.

“My promise to you is this: if elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court, I will always be fair, and I will always uphold the Constitution,” he said. “On May 22, you have the ability to bring change to the court, and that’s why I’m asking for your vote.”

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