Fort Smith attorney Greg Magness is a candidate in the runoff race for the nonpartisan position of Sebastian County Circuit Court Judge, Division VI, a position now held by Judge James Cox, who is retiring.
Magness has been an attorney with Hardin, Jesson, & Terry, PLC, for more than 25 years with a general practice focused primarily on civil and business matters. Magness has served as a board member for the Western Arkansas Legal Services and recently completed a term as a member of the Fort Smith School Board.
Magness is a lifelong resident of Fort Smith and attended Southside High School. After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry, Magness received his law degree with honors from the University of Texas. He and his wife, Van, have two children who are both graduates of Southside High School and students at the University of Arkansas.
Magness describes himself as a Constitutional conservative. “One of a judge’s most important functions is to uphold and protect the Constitutional rights of citizens whether the threat comes from outside forces or the government itself.” Magness also believes that judges “should endeavor to apply and enforce the laws passed by our legislative and executive branches – not to make the law.” Magness said “that is the only way to ensure justice for everyone on an equal basis.”