Court of Appeals Judge Raymond Abramson announced his candidacy on Monday for the Arkansas Supreme Court position that is currently held by Associate Justice Jim Gunter. Justice Gunter announced last week that he plans to retire at the end of his term next year.
Judge Abramson, who practiced law for 34 years in Monroe County, was appointed by Governor Beebe to the Court of Appeals last year following Judge Price Marshall’s confirmation as a federal district court judge. Abramson is not eligible to run for that position to which he was appointed last year.
Currently, Judge Abramson is the only candidate who has announced his or her intent to run for the position currently held by Justice Gunter.