Jackson announces bid for circuit judge
BERRYVILLE -- Berryville District Judge Charles Scott Jackson will be running against Gerald Kent Crow for the Carroll County Circuit Judge seat in the May 2014 election.
Jackson was elected as the Berryville District Judge in 2009; he served as the Berryville City Attorney from 1994 to 2009. He has also served as the city court judge in both Green Forest and Alpena.
Jackson is currently a member of the Berryville Volunteer Fire Department and is the department's training officer.
He graduated from Berryville High School in 1981 and received his law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1989. He also has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the university.
Following law school, Jackson worked as a lawyer for the Office of Child Support Enforcement in Magnolia. He then went into private practice with David Zurborg in Springdale before returning to Berryville to practice with his father, the late Homer Paul Jackson, Jr.
Jackson is a seventh-generation Carroll County resident and is a descendant of Dr. Alvah Jackson. He is married to Melissa Judd Jackson, a realtor. They have three children: Jordan, 19, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University; Mary-Kennedy, 13, a Berryville Middle School student; and Mills, 5, who attends the Carroll County Learning Center. Jackson and his family reside in Berryville.
Jackson announced his bid via a press release, and he said he had no further comment on his announcement at this time when contacted by Carroll County News.
Crow was first elected as Carroll County Circuit Judge in 2008; his six-year term ends in 2014. This June, he confirmed that he was seeking re-election next year.