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Brad Karren

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Brad Karren
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Current Court Information:
Arkansas Nineteenth Circuit West
Title:   Judge
Position:   Division 2
Active:   2013-2020
Preceded by:   Jon Comstock
Past position:   Judge, Benton County District Court
Past term:   2009-2012
Past position 2:   Prosecutor, Little Flock
Past term 2:   2000-2002
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Utah
Law School:   University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, 1991
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Nineteenth Circuit Court West
State:  Arkansas
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  May 22, 2012
Primary vote:  58.2%ApprovedA
Election vote:  ApprovedA
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Nineteenth Circuit West
Position:  Division 2
State:  Arkansas
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  5/20/2014
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA

Brad L. Karren is the Division 2 judge for the Nineteenth Circuit West in Arkansas. He was elected to this position on May 22, 2012. He ran for and won re-election to the Nineteenth Circuit West on May 20, 2014. His term will expire in 2020.[1][2][3]



See also: Arkansas judicial elections, 2014
Karren ran for re-election to the Nineteenth Circuit West.
General: He won without opposition in the general election on May 20, 2014.[2][3]


Karren ran for Division 2 judge on the Nineteenth Circuit Court West in Arkansas. Karren defeated Judge Mark Fryauf in the election on May 22, 2012, receiving 58.22 percent of the vote.[1]

See also: Arkansas judicial elections, 2012


Karren completed his undergraduate education at the University of Utah. He received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law in 1991.[4][5][6]


Judicial philosophy

From Karren's campaign website:

When I ran for office years ago, my promise was to make the courts accessible, efficient, and responsive to our community. I want to make it easy for well-intentioned, hard-working people to do the right thing....My having sentenced hundreds of abusive men to jail for terroristic threatening or assault against a woman or child, is proof of my no tolerance mentality concerning crimes against women and children....My having required thousands of hours of community service is proof enough that I believe criminals owe and should repay their debt to society. At the same time, however, I provide those defendants who cannot afford to pay their fines and costs with a rational way to pay their debts to society through community service.[4] - Brad Karren[11]

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