Major Pro-Life Group Endorses Rutledge for Attorney General

August 10, 2018

Major Pro-Life Group Endorses Rutledge for Attorney General
Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund endorses Rutledge for the second time

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today the endorsement of the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a pro-life political action committee dedicated to electing pro-life women at all levels of government. Susan B. Anthony List is a thriving network of more than 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

“Over the past four years, it has been a distinct honor to defend the unborn, protect women’s health, and shield taxpayers from supporting the abortion industry,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “The people of Arkansas are overwhelmingly pro-life, and I have a proven record of fighting for the sanctity of human life. Arkansans know that I will never back down from this fight, and I am humbled to have the endorsement once again of the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a nationwide leader in supporting pro-life women for public office.”

“As attorney general and a mother, Leslie Rutledge understands every life is precious and worth fighting for,” said former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List’s Vice President of Government Affairs. “Leslie is a strong leader with a proven record of success in standing up to the abortion industry, including America’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood. She will vigorously defend Arkansas’ pro-life laws that protect the most vulnerable. We are proud to endorse Leslie Rutledge and encourage Arkansas voters to re-elect her.”


About Attorney General Rutledge

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was elected on November 4, 2014, as the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office. Since taking office in January of 2015, she has held Rutledge Rountables in each of our 75 counties every year meeting with members of the community. She has begun a Mobile Office program, a Military and Veterans Initiative, a Metal Theft Prevention program and a Cooperative Disability Investigations program. She has led efforts to teach internet safety, combat domestic violence and make the office the top law firm for Arkansans. Rutledge currently serves as Chairwoman of the Republican Attorneys General Association and Vice Chairwoman of the National Association of Attorneys General Southern Region. She also re-established and co-chairs the National Association of Attorneys General Committee on Agriculture.

A native of Batesville, she is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Rutledge clerked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals, was Deputy Counsel for Gov. Mike Huckabee, served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and subsequently was an Attorney at the Department of Human Services before serving as Counsel at the Republican National Committee. Rutledge and her husband, Boyce, welcomed their first child this July and live in Pulaski County and farm in Crittenden County.