Currently, the Honorable W. Douglas Martin holds the seat for District 3, Position 2. Judge Martin was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to complete the term that was left vacant when Justice Courtney Henry was elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Arkansas law prohibits Judge Martin from seeking reelection for that position because he was appointed, and not elected, to that seat.
Currently Mr. Hixson is one of two attorneys to announce their candidacies for District 3, Position 2 are Mr. Hixson and Niki Cung. See Niki Cung Announces Candidacy for Arkansas Court of Appeals.
The 2012 elections for open positions on the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the Arkansas Supreme Court will take place on May 22, 2012.