City Attorney Leaves After Decade in Office

Harper Will Become District Judge

Posted: December 31, 2012 at 1:52 a.m.

Jeff Harper, left, speaks with Ernest Cate, Springdale District Judge, Friday during Harper’s last day in court. Harper, who has been Springdale’s city attorney for 26 years, will take over as district judge for Cate beginning Jan. 1.

Alderman Mike Overton said City Attorney Jeff Harper is much like Will Rogers.

At A Glance

Springdale City Or District Judges

-James Evans Sr. 1952-82

-Stanley Ludwig 1982-2010

-Ernest Cate 2010-12

Cate was appointed to fill Ludwig’s final term. Cate could not run for the office by state law.

Source: City Of Springdale

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Congratulations Mr Harper.

Posted by: oldrustynut

December 31, 2012 at 4:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Congrats, "Judge" Harper.

Posted by: Tankersley101

December 31, 2012 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )