Wes Ward Announces Candidacy for Craighead County Judge
JONESBORO -- Wes Ward announced his candidacy to run as a Republican for Craighead County Judge. Ward, a native of Lake City, is an attorney and a captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
Ward said, "I have been serving my country for nearly 14 years in the United States Marine Corps, including service overseas. Now I want to utilize my education and leadership skills to serve my home county. Craighead County is in a position to experience incredible growth. I believe the chief executive officer of the county needs to be more involved and capitalize on this opportunity for growth and ensure our county is in a position to attract more economic development. We need to provide more professional and transparent government services, safe and reliable infrastructure, an effective communication plan during emergencies, and a smarter and more efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
"Further, I want to have an open door policy to consider every citizen's ideas as well as concerns. I will be a representative of the people and lead by example."
Ward is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law and will also be receiving an LL.M degree in agricultural law this May. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business from Arkansas State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Ward joined the Marine Corps in 2000 and has deployed to both Afghanistan and Jordan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His current reserve unit is the 3rd Civil Affairs Group (CAG) located in Great Lakes, Ill. He is a graduate of Riverside High School and a lifelong member of Refuge General Baptist Church in Lake City.
"It would be an honor to serve the residents of Craighead County, and I humbly ask for your vote," Ward said.