By Ray King

A former member of the Jefferson County Quorum Court is asking that a lawsuit he filed against his successor be dismissed.

In a filing Friday, Jimmy Fisher said that when he hired an attorney, he conceded that the suit would best be brought as a “pre-election challenge” rather than a ‘post-election challenge.”

In March, Fisher filed the suit against Lloyd Franklin Jr., alleging that although Franklin claimed to live in a house in JP District 5, his actual residence was outside the district.

Fisher formerly served as District 5 Justice of the Peace before stepping down in 2022 and running for Jefferson County Tax Collector. He was beaten by current tax collector Tony Washington.

Franklin filed paperwork to replace Fisher, alleging he lived at 4100 S. Hazel St., but actually lived at 11 Elmwood Circle.

In the court filing Friday, Fisher sought to voluntarily dismiss the suit subject to it being refiled in a new, separate case and went onto say “building a more in-depth record is necessary.”

Fisher is being represented by former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel of McDaniel Wolff Law Firm in Little Rock.