County Judge’s Office

 Ed Hill
Craighead County Judge

The County Judge is the chief executive Officer for county government in Arkansas. The Judge authorizes and approves the disbursement of all appropriated county funds, operates the system of county roads, administers ordinances enacted by the quorum court, has custody of county property, accepts grants from federal, state, public and private sources, and hires county employees except those persons employed by other elected officials of the county.

The County Judge, in addition to other powers and duties provided for by the Constitution and by law, shall preside over the Quorum Court without a vote but with the power of veto; authorize and approve disbursement of appropriated county funds; operate the system of county roads; administer ordinances by the Quorum Court; have custody of county property; hire county employees, except those persons employed by other elected officials of the county.


  • Born in Jonesboro, AR on 8- 18- 55 and has been a resident of Craighead County all his life.
  • Graduated at Nettleton High School in 1973. Attended ASU before going to work for Craighead County road dept on Aug 1 1975.
  • Worked in the road dept for 24 years before becoming Road Superintendent in 1999 After 9 years as Road Superintendent Hill retired from the road dept and was elected Justice of the peace Dist. 8
  • After a 2 year stint as J.P. he ran for the office of County Judge and was fortunate enough to be elected to the position.

Judge Hill was sworn in on Jan 1 2011.