District 3

Denise Marion, Justice of the Peace

I am honored to serve the residents of Garland County and my constituents in District 3. My primary focus is to find ways to improve our lives and to respond to citizen’s concerns. I believe the best solutions to problems are found when every stakeholder has a voice and I pledge to bring those voices to the Quorum Court. I serve on the Ordinance, Public Works and Buildings/Environmental Services, and Human Resources Committees.

I taught for 26 years at colleges and universities in Alaska, Mississippi and Iowa before retiring from National Park College in 2008. I am the Chair of the Project Hope Teen Pregnancy Prevention Committee, active in REGARD and the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have two wonderful daughters together with my husband of 36 years, Dan Marion.

About District 3

District 3 is almost entirely within the City of Hot Springs. It stretches west from Central Avenue by Oaklawn Race Track to the shore of beautiful Lake Hamilton, between Airport Road (U.S.70) and West Mountain of Hot Springs National Park. You will find everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors along Albert Pike and Airport Road, including fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, water crafts, and RV’s. 


Hot Springs Middle and Intermediate Schools, Garner STEM Magnet, Park Magnet, and Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Elementary schools are all in District 3. This area is seeing economic growth thanks to the voters who approved new funding for our public schools. Family Park is in this district, and Ali’s Angels volunteers are turning the grounds of the old Greenwood School into a park for disabled children.

Neighborhood Associations

We boast three neighborhood associations: Oaklawn Park N.A., Schools N.A., and Rector Heights Community Association.