Thursday, April 29, 2010

Endorsement of Steve Zega for Circuit Judge, Division 7

The Northwest Arkansas Labor Council has endorsed Steve Zega for Circuit Judge, Division Seven. Mr. Zega has an outstanding record of public service, and we find him especially qualified for this position on the 4th Judicial District Circuit Court to serve Washington and Madison Counties. He has been a city and county prosecutor, and he has experience representing clients before experience before the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Mr. Zega was named the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year for Washington County in 2001 and again in 2007. He has donated hundreds of hours of free legal service to low income families and individuals, a record unmatched by any of the other candidates.

In addition, Zega served our nation during a tour of duty in Iraq. As a JAG military lawyer, he gained broad experience in military law that allowed him to build extensive knowledge in multiple areas of legal representation. His civilian practice has included successfully representing veterans before the VA and the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.

As a Justice of the Peace first elected to the Washington County Quorum Court in 2000, Mr. Zega understands both government and his constituents. Currently serving as Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committees, he has demonstrated the management skills and understanding of all aspects of county government. It is especially noteworthy that he led the successful effort to assure raises for county employees during tough economic times without having to increase taxes.

We urge our members and all citizens to consider these outstanding qualification and to support Steve Zega for Circuit Judge. The election is on May 18th, and early voting begins on Monday, May 3rd.