Judge Courtney Henry submitted 14,000 signatures for her name to be on Ballot

Court of Appeals Judge Courtney Henry made history today when she submitted four large volumes of
petitions having more than 14,000 signatures to the Secretary of State as a means of getting her name
on the ballot for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Although Arkansas law provides that candidates may be placed on the ballot by petition, Supreme
Court candidates have always chosen to pay a filing fee instead.
“This is certainly the road less taken,” Henry said, “but this method more clearly demonstrates my
belief that the people own the office.”
Arkansas law requires that a candidate for Supreme Court submit petitions containing the signatures of
10,000 registered voters in order to qualify by this method. The deadline for submitting petitions is
noon on January 28.
“I am humbled by my supporters from across the state who helped me by circulating and signing these
petitions through rain, sleet, snow, and frigid temperatures to get this done. This level of grass-roots
support is necessary to reach the voters.,” Henry said.
Judge Henry, who currently serves on the Arkansas Court of Appeals, is seeking election to the
Position 3 seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the May election.

Stacey Sturner
Committee to Elect Judge Courtney Henry
(479) 695-1330