Circuit Court Judge Jerry Ryan informed the Pulse that Chief Justice John Dan Kemp of the Arkansas Supreme Court would visit Mena on Friday, June 22nd. Marty Sullivan who is the director of Administrative Office of the Courts will join Kemp during his visit.
Kemp was elected to the office of Chief Justice in 2016 and announced he wanted to visit every court in Arkansas.
Kemp lives in Mountain View. He attended the University of Arkansas and studied law at the University of Arkansas Law School. Kemp started practicing law in Mountain View and in 1977 he was appointed to the position of Municipal Judge. In 1986, he was elected to the position of Circuit Court and served for 29 years.
Sullivan has been the director of the Administrative Office of the Courts since, October of 2017.
Sullivan worked in the office since 2003 and served as the education director for 10 years.
The Polk County Bar Association will host a meet and greet with Kemp at 11:30 a.m. at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park State Park.