Garrett Barnes

Garrett Barnes

Judge, District 2, Craighead County, AR

2024 Endorsement

Garrett is a dedicated public servant seeking re-election as Justice of the Peace District 2 in Craighead County. With a strong commitment to improving the West End and North Jonesboro communities, Garrett aims to enhance public infrastructure, safety, and overall quality of life. Recognizing that Craighead County is not a rural area, Garrett, a Democrat, is eager to collaborate with the City of Jonesboro and effectively pass policies that benefit the community.

One of Garrett's main priorities is the investment in comprehensive youth and child care services, recognizing the importance of providing a nurturing environment for the younger generation. Additionally, he advocates for effective mosquito control measures, affordable and habitable housing options, increased sidewalks and trails to promote active lifestyles, and the establishment of job training programs to enhance employment opportunities within the county.

What sets Garrett apart from other officials in the county is his consistent efforts in engaging with the public. He regularly hosts accessible public Town Halls, providing a platform for constructive dialogue and community input. Should he be re-elected, Garrett vows to continue organizing these open forums on a quarterly basis.

In addition to his political endeavors, Garrett has a background in public school education. He is a devoted husband to Maggie and a caring father to two young boys. With his extensive experience and dedication to public service, Garrett is determined to make a positive impact in Craighead County.