Garland County District Court



FAIR TRIALS with an unbiased judge

FIRM PUNISHMENTS for guilty parties

FOCUSING on how the court system can best serve Garland County residents


Meet Tamra Barrett

A life-long Arkansan, Tamra Barrett is dedicated to ensuring safety, security and justice for all residents of Garland County.  Watch the video to learn more about Tamra's background and motivation. 


Meet the Campaign Team

Campaign Co-chairs Ann Hill and Blair Garthright share why they feel so passionate about Tamra Barrett and her commitment to serving Garland County.

Issues Facing Garland County

During her twenty years spent working in District Court, Tamra Barrett has developed a keen understanding of the issues facing Garland County.

That is why she's determined to fix them.

Tamra Barrett has a keen understanding of the individuals who frequently find themselves within the court system, the programs available to help those who want it, and the punitive measures necessary for those who need it.


Misconceptions About Defense Attorneys

It's not unusual for people to have misconceptions about defense attorneys. Contrary to popular belief, the goal of a defense attorney isn't to help criminals avoid punishment.

Tamra Barrett, like many defense attorneys, believes in upholding the Constitution and ensuring that the law is followed and our rights are protected.

That's why she aims to work with clients, law enforcement officers, and community stakeholders to find the truth and apply appropriate sentences when necessary.


the issues.
Finding the best

Tamra Barrett has over twenty years of experience in practicing law. As a native resident of Garland County, Barrett is acutely familiar with both the issues facing its citizens and the programs available to make a difference. 

"The most important quality a judge in this position can have is to know the right questions to ask," notes Barrett. "There are people who need to serve time in a detention. But there are also individuals who could better contribute to our community through the successful completion of the programs available through the Garland County court system." 

I firmly believe that through my experience as Deputy Public Defender, I am able to ask the right questions, serve impartially, and make fair decisions that best serve individuals, families, and the Garland County community in the long term.

During my tenure as a public defender, I have had the opportunity to serve on thousands of cases within the District Court system, providing me with an unparalleled understanding of the needs and expectations of the position, and with clear understanding of the unique opportunity to impact our community by reaching so many people that come through District Court.
— Tamra Barrett