Jefferson County District Court Judge Kim Bridgforth has announced that she will seek re-election for the office of Jefferson County District Court Judge Division I, position 1. The court is responsible for all county and state misdemeanors and traffic violations, and one-half of all felony first appearances. Additionally, Jefferson County District Court is responsible for White Hall, Redfield, Althiemer, Wabbaseka and Humphrey courts. She is currently serving her fourth term in this position
Bridgforth is a past Seabrook YMCA volunteer, past United Way and Art Center volunteer and has assisted with VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools). She is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff and is currently a member of the chancel handbell choir. She has been married to her husband, David Bridgforth for twenty-seven years. They have two children, Dr. John David Bridgforth and Elizabeth Bridgforth Hartz.
Bridgforth has been appointed and serves on the Access to Justice Committee, and she has also been appointed numerous times to serve as special judge in cases around the state. She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and has been licensed to practice law for twenty-eight years. Prior to her election as District Court judge, she served as senior deputy prosecuting attorney for Jefferson County.