Rutledge Endorsed by National Federation of Independent Business

November 2, 2018

Rutledge Endorsed by National Federation of Independent Business
Says, “I am honored to have the NFIB’s endorsement and will continue fighting for small businesses in the Natural State”


LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy group.

“Defending Arkansas job creators and workers has been a top priority of mine since taking office,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “That’s why I’ve spent nearly four years pushing back against out-of-control federal regulations in court, such as the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule and the Department of Labor’s overtime rule. Now, with our economic growth and record-low unemployment rate, I am proud to say that Arkansas is closed for overregulation and open for business. I am honored to have the NFIB’s endorsement and will continue fighting for small businesses in the Natural State.”

NFIB’s Arkansas State Director Sylvester Smith said, “Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has spent her career fighting for the voiceless. NFIB is proud to stand with General Rutledge because she stands for small business. General Rutledge has sued the federal government to prevent overregulation, and has been a tireless advocate for coming up with a common-sense solution to Obamacare.”


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 defended Arkansans against criminals, con artists, and an overreaching federal government while consistently defending our values in court.

Proving her commitment to transparency and accessibility of the office, she has hosted Rutledge Roundtables in all 75 counties each year with members of the community, held mobile offices yearly in every county, and established a Public Integrity Division to hold public officials accountable for violating the law. Through legal challenges and briefs, Rutledge has demonstrated her commitment to supporting our pro-life values and laws, protecting our Second Amendment right to bear arms, defending religious freedom, and eliminating burdensome regulations to bolster our economy and job growth.

She currently serves as Chair of the Republican Attorneys General Association and Chair of the National Association of Attorney Generals-Southern Region. Rutledge and her husband Boyce have one daughter and a home in Pulaski County and a farm in Crittenden County.