The Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association (APAA) recently presented Rep. Mike Holcomb (District 10) with the 2019 Advocate of Justice Award.

Holcomb, former Jefferson County judge, was honored for his work during the 92nd General Assembly in support of victims of crime and prosecution efforts, according to a news release.

“As a former law enforcement officer and former county judge, I have a deep appreciation for the relentless work of our prosecutors,” Holcomb said. “Their recognition means a great deal and I’m truly honored.”

Holcomb represents District 10, which includes portions of Lincoln, Cleveland, Grant, Drew, and Jefferson counties. He is serving his fourth term in the Arkansas House and his second term as chair of the House Public Transportation Committee, according to the release.

He spent 28 years in public education as a teacher and administrator and previously served on the Jefferson County Quorum Court.

The APAA is made up of 28 elected prosecuting attorneys and 250 deputy prosecuting attorneys representing all 28 judicial districts in Arkansas.