Pulaski Co. JP calls re-election disqualification ‘political attack’ after hot checks discovered

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Pulaski Co. Justice of the Peace cited politics as the reason for her disqualification from re-election. She spoke at a constituent meeting Monday after a judge ruled her ineligible after two misdemeanors violated Arkansas’ “infamous crimes” law.

Kristina Gulley (D) serves District 10. Court documents show she spent hot checks in 1997 and 2003 and was charged with misdemeanors. They totaled $15 and were repaid.

“Hey, mistake,” Gulley said. “It was my own personal bank account. I wasn’t holding a position of public trust then.”