Rutledge Congratulates Hutchinson, Griffin, Thurston, Etc

November 6, 2018

Rutledge Congratulates Hutchinson, Griffin, Thurston, Etc


LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement congratulating Gov. Asa Hutchinson and each Republican candidate on sweeping Arkansas’s constitutional offices:

“For nearly four years, it has been an honor to work with Governor Asa Hutchinson on issues critical to Arkansans such as reducing government regulations that hurt job creators, fighting the opioid epidemic and making our schools safer. The proof of his leadership on Arkansas’s economy is clear: Arkansas is now at the lowest unemployment rate in our State’s history at 3.5 percent and Arkansas workers are keeping more of their hard-earned money. The voters have responded by giving Governor Hutchinson a landslide victory tonight, and I want to congratulate him and First Lady Susan Hutchinson on four more years to serve Arkansans.

“Republicans have shown their strength up and down the ballot this election cycle. Congratulations are certainly in order for Land Commissioner John Thurston, our incoming Secretary of State, and businessman Tommy Land, soon to be our new Land Commissioner. I look forward to working with them — just as I have with Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, Auditor Andrea Lea, and Treasurer Dennis Milligan, who were re-elected today in decisive victories. I congratulate you all and am ready to keep Arkansas moving forward.”


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.