Pocahontas Attorney Devon Holder has officially announced that he is running for prosecuting attorney for the Third Judicial District, which covers Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp and Jackson counties.
The position was formerly held by Henry Boyce, who was elected to serve as state district judge in Jackson and Woodruff Counties. The non-partisan election will be held on May 24, 2022, and the term will begin Jan. 1, 2023.
Holder has 10 years of experience in criminal defense, including three of them as a public defender. He also has experience in criminal post-conviction relief proceedings, as well as criminal appeals at the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Holder graduated from Hendrix College in 2008 and from the William H. Bowen School of Law in 2010. While in law school he served on the Law Review and externed for Justice Jim Gunter at the Arkansas Supreme Court.
He served as President of the Randolph and Lawrence County Bar Association in 2012 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Doni Martin Center for Developmental Disabilities, a position he has held since 2017.
Holder is also a member of the Pocahontas Rotary Club and is an active member of the Witt’s Chapel Baptist Church in Maynard, where he has taught Sunday School for children, youth and adults. He lives with his wife, Amy (Griggs) Holder, and daughter, Zoey, in Maynard.