Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointment of Christopher Carter as District Court Judge of the Tenth Judicial District

October 25, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to appoint Christopher Carter of Yellville as State District Court Judge of the Tenth District, which is composed of Baxter County and Marion County. Mr. Carter is replacing Judge Jason Duffy, who resigned on October 6, 2021.

Christopher Carter released the following statement:

I’m extremely honored that the Governor has chosen me for this position. I believe that the 33 years I have practiced law in this area will be of great benefit to the litigants who appear in the district court of Marion and Baxter counties. I would not have been able to get this far in my legal career without the tremendous support of my loving wife of 32 years, Karen.”

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement:

“Christopher will make an exceptional judge for the Tenth Judicial District. His distinguished legal background has provided him with experience that will be of great benefit to those in his court. I’m grateful for his willingness to serve. I want to thank Judge Jason Duffy for his service to the people of Arkansas.

Mr. Carter obtained a bachelor’s degree in History from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He has served as Deputy Prosecutor for the 14th Judicial Circuit since 2003. Mr. Carter’s term begins on November 1, 2021, and expires December 31, 2022.

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