Mountain Home native Melanie Huckaba Martin was the winner in a special election for a Little Rock district court judge position Tuesday.
The Arkansas Secretary of State's website indicates Martin captured 53 percent of the vote over her opponent Margaret "Peggy" Egan with 47 percent.
Martin was one of four women originally seeking the District 31 State District Court seat and came away the top vote-getter in the primary election with 34 percent. Martin will fill the final two years of an unexpired term.
Martin is a 1985 graduate of Mountain Home High School. She attended the University of Arkansas and completed law school in Little Rock, where she has lived since 1989. After working in the Little Rock City Attorney's Office her first year out of law school, Martin has served the citizens of Pulaski County for the past 25 years in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.
She is the daughter of former Mountain Home residents Frank and Joy Huckaba.
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