Last week, Judge Mike Maggio announced his candidacy for Arkansas Court of Appeals District 2, Position 1. Judge Maggio is running for the seat currently held by Justice Bill Walmsley, who was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to replace Justice Jo Hart after her election to the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Judge Maggio currently serves as a circuit judge for the 20th Judicial District. He was appointed to the bench in 2001 by Governor Mike Huckabee, and has been elected twice since then. Prior to serving as a circuit court judge, Judge Maggio spent eleven years in private practice. Judge Maggio is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law.
Counties included in Arkansas Court of Appeals District 2 are: Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Marion, Newton, Pope, Randolph, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, and Van Buren.