Bob Lowery Announces Campaign

Today Robert “Bob” Lowery, former district court judge and Baxter County Justice of the Peace, announced his candidacy for the open seat of District Judge for the Tenth District. The 10th Judicial District covers Baxter and Marion counties. He released the following statement:

“After much consideration I have decided to run for District Judge here in Baxter and Marion counties in 2022. I know that my experience as a former district judge for 21 years more than qualifies me for this position and makes me ready on day one,” said Lowery. “It is vitally important that we have judges throughout our court system who know their role as interpreters of the constitution and law as it is written; not those who wish to be activist, super-legislators. I believe wholeheartedly in impartiality, fairness, and equal treatment of all who come before the court. District Court is where most people have their first and only contact with our court system, and that is why it is incredibly important that everyone be treated objectively and without favoritism. I humbly ask for your vote and support to be our next District Judge.”

Lowery’s decision to run for the nonpartisan position of District Judge has necessitated his resignation from his positions as a Republican Justice of the Peace, as President of the Baxter County Republican Men’s Club, as second Vice-Chair of the Baxter County Republican Committee, and as a member of the Baxter County Republican Committee. Judge Jason Duffy resigned in October, and the seat will be open. The election is set for May 24, 2022.

About Bob Lowery:

Lowery, a lifelong Arkansan, was elected as a Justice of the Peace for Baxter County in 2018. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas where he began his pursuit of practicing law. He previously served as Sevier County District Judge for 21 years, and as a Circuit Judge for the 9th Judicial District for two years. Bob is a former deputy public defender, deputy prosecuting attorney, court administrator for the Arkansas Supreme Court, and is a tenured delegate with the Arkansas Bar Association.

Bob is community-centered, from his time as President of the DeQueen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce to his service as an Eagle Scout Chairman. He is a member of the Twin Lakes Gun Club, the Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association, the Mountain Home Lions Club, and has served as a Lions District Governor.

He and his wife Jan, a medical technologist at Baxter Regional Medical Center, have been married for 40 years. They have two amazing children, Anna and Forrest, both of whom are graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Lowery’s reside in Mountain Home and are members of First United Methodist Church of Mountain Home.