We are voting for Shannon Blatt for Circuit Judge. We believe that her qualifications and legal

experience make her the logical choice to be the new Circuit Judge.

As a District Judge, Wayland Parker, II has observed Shannon Blatt practicing in the Greenwood

District Court. I believe that she is very knowledgeable in the law, and exercises great common

sense. As a Circuit Judge, she will be dealing with family law issues, and custody and care of

minor children. She has shown to me over the past eighteen (18) years of appearing in my court,

and in the last three (3) years since my retirement that she is dedicated to the youth of Sebastian

County and will do all that she can to see that there have a custody placement that is in their

best interest, and if they have been neglected or abused, that she will see that they are given

every opportunity to grow up in a safe and secure environment and become productive members of our


She has demonstrated through her community service that she is dedicated to Sebastian County. She

has given her time to Mercy Foundation, Children’s Emergency Service, and Southside Rotary Club.

She has also served on the Fort Smith School Board. I think it speaks very well of her that our

Governor, Gov. Asa Hutchison, saw fit to appoint her as a special associate justice. That shows

that Gov. Hutchison had the full confidence in her ability as a judge.

In these last three (3) years, I have seen her preside and sit in for District Judges in the

Fort Smith District of Sebastian County.

Barbara Parker has been a teacher at Lavaca Public Schools and Greenwood Public Schools for the

last thirty-nine (39) years. Unfortunately, she has seen and observed, children that have been

neglected or abused. She fully understands the special care and attention and needs of these

children. That she has known Shannon Blatt for a number of years, and knows that Shannon has the

same dedication as our school system does to see that children are protected and that those who

have been neglected and abused are removed from those situations and provided the assistance that

they need.

We are both voting for Shannon Blatt for Circuit Judge, and hope that you will consider

voting for her too.