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About Judge Naramore


Judge Wade Naramore is a Hot Springs native and graduate of Lakeside High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in History and Psychology from UALR and his Juris Doctor degree from UALR School of Law.   Judge Naramore is married to Hot Springs attorney Ashley Wright Naramore, and they have two children. They are members of the First United Church.

On the bench, Judge Wade Naramore has dedicated his career to protecting and preserving justice. Under his leadership, Garland County has become a statewide role model for the successful administration of juvenile justice.

Judge Naramore presides over 1600 cases per year. His case load consists of all juvenile crime and families in need of services cases, a majority of family law cases, as well as matters involving estates and trusts.

Your vote for Judge Naramore will ensure that a knowledgable and compassionate professional is looking out for our community. 



Professional Experience


-Circuit Judge, 18th East Judicial District, Division II, 2015-present

-During his time on the bench, Judge Naramore: 

  • implemented a diversion program for juvenile cases that has successfully rehabilitated over 90% of the participating youth, allowing the shifting of court resources and time to focus on high risk, high need, and more dangerous youth
  • oversaw a 37% reduction in juvenile crime rates countywide since being elected
  • saved over $2 million taxpayer dollars annually as a result of juvenile justice reforms 
  • offered inclusive training to all seven Garland County school districts and law enforcement in best practices approaches to provide early, school-based intervention, managed by court personnel
  • started first Teen Court program in Garland County

-Oversees juvenile drug court 

-Directs intake and crisis officers 24/7 to assist law enforcement and troubleshoot youth issues



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