Arkansas AG welcomes daughter; Rutledge is 1st constitutional officer in state history to give birth while holding office

July 30, 2018

ArkansasOnline

From Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has given birth to a daughter, making her the first state constitutional officer in history to have a child while holding office.

Rutledge’s office said in a statement that Julianna Carol Johnson was born Friday. She weighed in at 5 pounds and 15 ounces and measured 18.9 inches long.

Rutledge said that she and her husband, Boyce Johnson, are “bursting with joy over our new addition to the family.”

“The birth of our daughter is an absolute blessing and gift from God,” she said in the statement. “Thank you to our family, friends, and all Arkansans for the outpouring of well wishes and prayers throughout my pregnancy.”

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge poses for a photo with her newborn daughter, 
Julianna Carol Johnson, and her husband, Boyce Johnson, in this photo posted on her Twitter account.