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McQueen announces for reelection as PA

By submitted, 05/4/18 12:00 AM

HOPE/PRESCOTT – My name is Christi McQueen. I am seeking re-election as Prosecuting Attorney for the Eighth North Judicial District which includes Hempstead and Nevada Counties.

Under Arkansas law, the position of Prosecuting Attorney is non-partisan, meaning it is not affiliated with any political party. My name will appear on every ballot as “Prosecuting Attorney Christi McQueen.” Election day is May 22; early voting begins May 7.

This is the eighth year of my service to you as the elected Prosecutor. Previously, I was Chief Deputy Prosecutor for two-and-a-half years and deputy prosecutor for three years. I was a private attorney in this district for 23 years before joining the prosecutor’s office.

During my tenure of service as prosecutor, I have achieved a winning record in prosecuting such felony crimes as Capital Murder, First Degree Murder, First Degree Battery, Aggravated Robbery, Domestic Violence, Property Crimes and Drug Trafficking. I am an experienced jury trial prosecutor. I am particularly known for my zealous prosecution of child molesters.

I have seen a great benefit in permitting defendants to receive drug rehabilitation services from  Renewal Ranch, Recovery Centers of Arkansas, and other facilities that offer help to defendants who are earnestly seeking positive change in their lives.

Outside the courtroom, I am particularly proud of these accomplishments:

∙  Led in the recent formation of the 8th North Task Force to fight drug trafficking, street-corner dealers, and major crimes

∙  Involved in school programs to educate students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, dating violence, and bullying

∙  Commissioner on Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence

∙  Legal Coordinator for the Arkansas State Police Troop G Child Abduction Response Team

∙  Prosecutor for the Infant and Child Death Review Program, Southwest Arkansas team

∙  Member of the Human Rights committee for Rainbow of Challenges

∙  Member of Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association

My parents are Charlie Cox and the late Mel Cox. I grew up in Prescott, and have lived in Hope for 42 years. I have two adult sons, Matthew and Christopher McQueen. I have been a member of First Baptist Church, Hope, for 42 years.

I humbly and sincerely ask for your vote and support in the upcoming election for Prosecuting Attorney. I am the qualified candidate.

Thank you,

Christi McQueen