Larry Cook announced last week that he was going to seek election for Lonoke County Circuit Judge, Division 2. Judge Will Feland, who was appointed to serve by Gov. Mike Beebe, is prohibited by state law from running for the Division 2 position.

"I have practiced law in Lonoke County for 26 years. During that period of time I have served as Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney and have acted as a Public Defender while maintaining a general law practice," Cook said. "My general practice includes cases in domestic, juvenile, contract, civil, and probate. I believe my wide variety of legal experience qualifies me to serve."

Cook was elected Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney — a position he held for six years. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a BBA and received his Juris Doctorate from the William F. Bowen School of Law. He is a member of the Lonoke County and Arkansas Bar Associations.

An active member of the community, Cook is a member and former President of the Kiwanis Club of Cabot and serves on the Board of A Woman’s Place Pregnancy Resource Center. He is also a member of the Cabot Chamber of Commerce.

Cook, and his wife Kim, have three adult daughters Brianna, Lindsey, and Allison and are foster parents for 2 young children. They are members of Fellowship Bible Church in Cabot.