Lonoke County Judge Doug Erwin has announced that he would seek re-election, beginning with the Republican nomination as candidate for the office.

"I would like to thank the citizens of Lonoke County for the opportunity to serve as your county judge … I would like to continue the transparency, accountability and management techniques that have successfully enabled us to same taxpayer dollars," Erwin said in his press release.

Erwin said he is a 58-year resident of Lonoke County; he and his wife, Gail, and son, Luke, live near Cabot in rural Lonoke County. A 1974 Cabot High School graduate, his only time residing outside was while attending Oklahoma State University, where he was awarded a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Business, he said.

Erwin said he has been a real estate agent for 28 years, a licensed auctioneer for 15 years, a member of the Board of Directors at First Community Bank; president of the Arkansas-Texas Longhorn Cattle Association for 12 years; a 32nd-degree Mason and past Master of Cabot Lodge No. 319.

Erwin said he is currently treasurer of the Central Arkansas Planning and Development Board; on the executive board of the Arkansas County Judges Association, and Metroplan board member - Metroplan serves as the regional voice on issues affecting Central Arkansas, develops transportation plans required by federal law, convenes stakeholders to deal with common environmental issues, and provides information and staff resources to member local governments, the business community and the public.

"I would like to ask the citizens of Lonoke County for their continued support and vote," Erwin said.