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Hadden-Scott seeks re-election as PB city attorney


Pine Bluff City Attorney Althea E. Hadden-Scott has announced she will be a candidate for re-election in the May Democratic primary.

The city attorney serves as chief legal counsel to the City of Pine Bluff. The city attorney advises city officials, department heads and residents on issues that may have a legal impact on the city. She and her staff represent the City of Pine Bluff in misdemeanor, traffic and civil lawsuits, prepare legislation to be presented at city council meetings and research and review contracts and supporting documents that affect the city.

Before being elected city attorney in 2010, Hadden-Scott worked in private practice for more than 10 years and served as a deputy prosecutor.

She said that if re-elected, she hopes to continue using her experience to serve the needs of the citizens of Pine Bluff.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Pine Bluff,” Hadden-Scott said in a news release. “I look forward to maintaining the trust they’ve bestowed upon me.”

She received her law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1998 and her bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1994. In addition, she served in the United States Army for three years on active duty. She received the Army Commendation Medal and was honorably discharged in 1990.

According to the news release, Hadden-Scott stays busy outside her professional life with community and volunteer organizations. She served as a member of the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Commission from 2000 to 2007 and is a Junior Achievement volunteer.

She is a member of the Jefferson County Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Arkansas City Attorneys Association. She is a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and is Past Worthy Matron of ADAH Chapter 424, Order of the Eastern Star.

Hadden-Scott is married to Carl Scott Sr. and is the mother of four children.