STEPHEN ROUTON - (JUDGE MEMBER) - Stephen Routon has served as the St. Francis County (State) District Court Judge in Forrest City since 1991. He earned a B.A. degree in 1976 from Hendrix College. He attended University of Arkansas Fayetteville School of Law, graduated and was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1979. Judge Routon has been in private law practice in Forrest City since 1979 and has served as President of the Arkansas District Judges Council (2002-2003), President of St. Francis County Bar Association (1982-1984), Board of Governors, American Judges association (1997-2002), appointed by Arkansas Supreme Court to Amendment 80 Implementation Committee (2002-2004), Chairman, Board of Trustees, Arkansas District Judges Retirement System (2003-2006). He has also served as the President of St. Francis Catholic Church Parish Council (2001-2003); Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 202 (1997-2003) and Hendrix College Alumni Board of Governors (1989-1994). Judge Routon has two sons, Stephen (Julie) Routon and David (Kristen) Routon, two grandsons Jackson Routon and Reed Routon. Judge Routon was appointed to the Commission by the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2002 to fill the unexpired term of alternate member Judge Leon Jamison. He was reappointed in 2008 as an alternate member. In 2013, Judge Routon was appointed as a regular member to the Commission by the Arkansas Supreme Court.