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Son of fireman and teacher just wants to serve

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Josh Newton is running to serve as Circuit Judge for Division 3 in Saline County. Josh Newton lives in Bryant with his wife, Shannon, and their their children Nash, 12, and Nyla, 10. The couple has been in Bryant since 2006.

From his loving parents to the federal judges he has had the privilege to work for, one judicial candidate has plenty of inspiration to serve the community he now calls home.

Josh Newton, who is currently serving out the Saline County District Judge position vacated by the retirement of Judge Mike Robinson, is seeking election as Circuit Judge for Division 3 in Saline County.

Newton was selected by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in July to fill Robinson’s post for the remainder of the term. He cannot run for the position because due to his appointment.

Newton grew up in Conway where his father was a firefighter. His mother was a stay-at-home mom until Newton and his siblings began attending school, when she went back to school and became a teacher.

His parents taught him about faith, family, hard work and helping others. With a firefighter and teacher as parents, serving others was a strong value.

Newton lives in Bryant with his wife, Shannon, and their children, Nash, 12, and Nyla, 10. Shannon and her family are from Benton, which is what brought him to the area, though both knew they wanted to live somewhere in Arkansas. They met while attending UCA, where Newton earned his undergraduate degree.After graduation, Newton was offered a job as […]

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