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Local attorney Alex Bigger is pleased to announce his candidacy for District Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District.
“It is a privilege to serve my community as an elected official and I believe that privilege comes with immense responsibility. That is why I am basing my campaign on the core values of integrity and fairness,” Bigger said.
A fifth generation Randolph County resident, Bigger is a graduate of Pocahontas High School and Arkansas State University with an undergraduate degree in marketing and Master’s in business administration. He graduated with honors from Mississippi College School of Law, where he served as Associate Editor of the MC Law Review.
Upon returning to Northeast Arkansas, Bigger dedicated much of his legal practice to public service. He has served as counsel for the City of Corning since 2013 and is currently in his second elected term as Pocahontas City Attorney.
Bigger also previously served as counsel for the City of Hardy.
Over the past several years, Bigger has prosecuted thousands of district court cases on behalf of the cities’ law enforcement agencies while maintaining a private practice concentrating in real estate, probate, and corporate law.
As part of his private practice, he has also provided legal counsel to Clay County Electric Cooperative Corporation since 2013.
Bigger was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission in 2019, representing Arkansas’s 1st Congressional District.
In addition to his professional commitments, Bigger is active in the regional community. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Randolph County Nursing Home and is a member of the Pocahontas Rotary Club. He has served as a member of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority Board of Directors and as member and chair of the Pocahontas First United Methodist Finance Committee. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Randolph County Bar Association. Bigger is also an active alumnus of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Bigger resides in Pocahontas with his wife Graycen Colbert Bigger.
Beginning January 1, 2021, the new Eleventh Judicial District shall be composed of the counties of Randolph, Sharp, and Lawrence and will be served by two full-time state district court judges who shall be elected district-wide. Source: A.C.A. § 16-17-1113.
A nonpartisan election for the judgeship is scheduled for March 3, 2020. The winner of the election will assume office on January 1, 2021.