Judge Mark Johnson announces candidacy for District Judge
Judge Mark R. Johnson, longtime resident of Sharp County, announced his candidacy for District Judge (Position 1) of the Eleventh Judicial District serving Randolph, Lawrence, and Sharp counties.
“It has been an honor to serve as the Sharp County District Judge for the past 15 years, and I hope to continue to serve the people of the 11th Judicial District,” said Johnson. “Everyone who comes to my courtroom is treated with respect, and everyone is held accountable for their actions. I’m proud of the work we’ve done to help victims of domestic abuse, and I’ll continue to be their advocate from the bench.”
Recognizing that domestic violence is all too prevalent in society today, Judge Johnson has been very proactive in addressing victims of domestic violence. Before Arkansas passed a law requiring investigating and arresting police officers of a domestic abuse case to fill out documents submitted to the court (generally referred to as lethality statements), Judge Johnson enacted a policy in Sharp County requiring the officers to fill out similar documents. His proactive handling of abusive situations has helped many victims of domestic abuse escape from such devastating and sometimes deadly situations.
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