“I am very excited about this opportunity to continue my service to the people in Saline County. I have spent the last 27 years practicing law. Twenty of those have been in Saline County handling a wide variety of cases including domestic, juvenile, contract, civil, probate and criminal. I also currently hold the office of Benton City Attorney and have been appointed as Special Judge over 50 times for all divisions of the Saline County Court system. I believe my various legal experiences have prepared me to serve in such an important position. “
- Brent Houston
Brent Houston announced today that he will seek the Circuit Judge, 3rd Division, seat in the 22nd Judicial District. The district is comprised of Saline County. The current officeholder, Judge Grisham Phillips is not seeking re-election.
During Houston’s 12 years as Benton City Attorney he established and taught a Benton City Government 101 class which offered instruction to all new mayors and council members to prepare them for city service. In addition, he helped establish the city’s Environmental Court, advised all city departments and commissions in legal matters and has written hundreds of ordinances and resolutions. Houston is a former Saline County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. In the past he has represented the Saline County’s Deputy Sheriff’s Association, provided pro bono legal services to the Central Arkansas Development Council and taught continuing legal education classes on eminent domain. Houston has been selected 4 times as the Best of the Best Attorney by the readers of the Saline Courier and was previously named as a Reader’s Choice Attorney in Arkansas Life magazine.
Houston is a Cum Laude graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a triple major in accounting, economics and business administration. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville. He is licensed to practice in all courts in Arkansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member and past President of the Saline County Bar Association.
An active member of the community, Houston is in the Carpenter Club for the Saline County Habitat for Humanity. He is a Business member of the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce and former President and Paul Harris Fellow of the Benton-Bauxite Rotary Club.
Houston, and his wife of 28 years, Lisa, are parents of twins. Lisa is a 4th grade school teacher in Bauxite and they are members of Northside Church of Christ.
Terry Jensen and Paul Childress Co-Chairs
Brian and Paisley Butler
Jerry and Tina Coston
Bart and Kimberly Ferguson
Curtis and Vera Ferguson
Jim and Mandy Gardner
Robert "Bob" Garrett
Howard and Debbie Kitchens
David and Nancy Mattingly
Thomas and Linda Sue Perryman
Jim Ed Stillwell
Freddie and Paula Swaim
Elect Brent Houston Circuit Judge
22nd Judicial District
Treasurer: Linda Napper
PO Box 576
Benton, AR 72018