Beebe Appoints Ron Sheffield to Arkansas Supreme Court


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed a longtime state employee to a one-year term on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Beebe announced the appointment of 64-year-old Ron Sheffield on Thursday. Sheffield fills one year of the unexpired term of Justice Annabelle Clinton Imber, who retired in September. The governor had originally appointed attorney Bill Bowen to the seat, but Bowen resigned this week because of health concerns.

Sheffield recently served as a special associate justice on the court for an individual case. He worked 27 years with the Arkansas Insurance Department, including seven years as deputy insurance commissioner.

A special election will be held this year to determine who serves the remainder of Imber’s term, which ends in 2014.

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