Judge David M. Clark, 45, of Conway, has announced that he is seeking re-election to his current seat as Fourth Division Circuit judge for the 20th Judicial District of Arkansas.
Clark has been serving the district as a circuit judge since 2007 with his division hearing civil, juvenile, probate and domestic relations matters.
His primary duties under the most recent docket division of the circuit judges have been domestic relations issues as well as handling the majority of juvenile matters involving the Department of Human Services.
"It has been my honor and privilege to serve the community in which I was raised as one of the circuit judges," Clark said. "Six years ago, when I set out to be elected after having been appointed by Governor Beebe, I vowed to make sure that the needs of the litigants and attorneys would control how we set cases to ensure people have rapid access to the court system. I am extremely pleased and proud that we have been able to do that over the years. I am asking the voters to continue their support for me and to allow me to continue serving them."
Clark is a Conway native who graduated from Conway High School in 1986 and the University of Central Arkansas in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in math and political science.
He then graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1994 with highest honors, having served as associate editor of the Law Review.
He served a deputy prosecuting attorney for 13 years in both the 6th and 20th Judicial District. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Arkansas Judicial Council and is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association. Clark also serves on the board of directors of the Faulkner County Boys and Girls Club, attends New Life Church and is a former member and past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
He is the son of the late William M. Clark, who was a long time attorney in Conway, and Marisa Clark of Conway. He is married to Joni Clark and the stepfather of two, Kiara and Jayda Danielson.
"It has been a tremendous pleasure to be able to serve the citizens of Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties these past 17 years. I am asking them for their continued support," he said.