Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Elizabeth Skinner of Stuttgart as District Judge for the Arkansas County District Court-Northern District.
Skinner replaces Judge Jeremy Bueker, who died in August at age 48. Her term will begin Oct. 1 and will expire December 31, 2024.
Skinner most recently served as deputy prosecutor for the 11th East Judicial District and city attorney for Stuttgart. She has also worked as a corporate attorney and defense attorney, and regularly works in real estate, agricultural law, and estate planning
Skinner grew up in Arkansas County as part of a farm family and graduated from DeWitt High School, the governor's office said in a news release. She earned a bachelor's in religion at Hendrix College and a Juris Doctor at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
“It is an honor to be appointed to fill the remainder of Judge Bueker’s term," Skinner said in the release. "I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Stuttgart and Arkansas County in this new role. I am thankful for the Governor’s consideration, appointment, and confidence in me to fulfill these duties.”