LaTonya Laird Austin,
a Little Rock lawyer, said today that she intends to challenge incumbent Circuit Judge Alice Gray
for the 12th Division seat Gray has held since 1993.
Austin, 39, a Little Rock Central, University of Arkansas and UALR Law grad, has been a deputy prosecutor and public defender, had a solo law practice and is currently a deputy Little Rock city attorney.
Judicial filing is next week, with nonpartisan elections March 1.