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The Prosecuting Attorney race is a non-partisan election, so my name will appear on both the Republican and Democrat ballot in the 2022 Primary on May 24, 2022.

I was born and raised in Van Buren. I graduated from Van Buren High School, where I was Student Council President and a member of the Pointer baseball team. I was President of the College Republicans at Westark College in 1999 before transferring to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I interned for Senator Tim Hutchinson in both Washington DC and Little Rock, and served as the College Campus Coordinator for the George W. Bush Presidential Campaign in 2000.

After graduating from UALR, I had the opportunity to go to Washington DC and work in President Bush’s administration, but I knew if I went to DC, I would never attend law school. So I returned home to Van Buren, and enrolled in the University of Arkansas School of Law. I finished law school in 2-1/2 years and passed the bar exam on my first try. When I was licensed in 2004, I was one of the youngest attorneys in Arkansas.

I’ve always wanted to make Crawford County a better place. I’ve been practicing law here for the past fifteen (15) years and was a founding member of Hopkins & Holmes, Attorneys at Law, PLLC in 2008. My law office is currently in historic downtown Van Buren, where I have represented hundreds of clients in personal injury, domestic relations, probate, criminal and business matters. I have represented children in domestic relations cases as an Attorney ad Litem and served as a Deputy City Prosecutor for the City of Van Buren. I have also argued cases before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, and the Arkansas Supreme Court. I tell people, I hope you never need an attorney, but if you do, we will treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve.

I was one of the first defense attorneys in Crawford County to get a client into Veterans Court, an alternate sentencing court designed to help current and former military personnel get treatment for mental health and addiction while in the criminal justice system. In July 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed me to serve as a Special Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court, which was one of my greatest accomplishments and experiences as an attorney.

I served as a Justice of the Peace on the Crawford County Quorum Court for two (2) terms. I graduated from Leadership Crawford County and the Van Buren Citizens Police Academy. I currently serve as legal counsel for the 1st Choice Pregnancy Medical Center in Fort Smith, a non-profit agency designed to assist with pregnancy options and avoid abortions.

My wife Shannon and I have three children, Gracie, Reagan and Piper.

I have always been proud to call Crawford County home. I am proud of the work I have done and continue to do to make Crawford County better, and I look forward to serving as your Prosecuting Attorney. I would love your support but most importantly, I’d ask for your vote on May 24, 2022.

“Judge McCune has done a great job in getting Crawford County where it is today and I plan to continue the legacy he leaves behind. We will put drug dealers behind bars, prosecute to the fullest extent sexual predators and child abusers and support our state and local law enforcement agencies as they battle to keep Crawford County safe. As prosecutor, I will continue to expand the alternative sentencing courts to help combat opioid and drug abuse in Crawford County and will look for innovative ways to help the families of drug users. I look forward to meeting and listening to the concerns of the citizens of Crawford County.”

May 24, 2022 ~ Elect Kevin Holmes Prosecuting Attorney