Deputy Public Defender Rita Howard Watkins is a candidate in the runoff race for the nonpartisan position of Sebastian County Circuit Court Judge, Division VI. Since 2005, Watkins has served as Deputy Public Defender for the 12th Judicial District in Sebastian County. During her tenure, she has provided counsel to indigent clients in an effort […]
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