Ginger to seek another term on quorum court


District Six Justice of the Peace Herman Ginger has announced his intention to seek another term on the Jefferson County Quorum Court in the May Democratic primary.

During his terms on the Quorum Court, he has served as chairman of the Finance Committee and the Public Safety/Emergency Services Committee. He has also served on the Community Development and Grants Committee and the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee.

Ginger is a native of Jefferson County and has practiced optometry in Pine Bluff for 42 years. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and earned a doctoral degree in optometry from Southern College of Optometry at Memphis, Tenn.

He has been a member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and American Optometric Associations for more than 40 years and served as president of the Arkansas Optometric Association and on the national committee structure of the American Optometric Association.

Ginger is also on the board of directors of the Southwest Council of Optometry, serving as exhibit hall chairman, past president and treasurer.

He is chairman of the board of the Highway 15 Volunteer Fire Department, a graduate of the Optometric Leadership Institute and a member of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you on the Quorum Court and I am asking for your continued support in the coming election,” Ginger said in a news release.

He and his wife, Suzanne, have one daughter, Amanda, and one granddaughter, Maribeth.