Rutledge Releases Statement On Election Victory

November 6, 2018

Rutledge Releases Statement On Election Victory

Says she is “humbled by the confidence Arkansas voters have placed in my record” and “couldn’t be more optimistic” about Arkansas’s future

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement this evening in response to her re-election victory in the 2018 General Election:

“Tonight, the voters of our great State proved at the ballot box that they want an Attorney General who will continue standing up for Arkansans against criminals, con artists and an overreaching government.

“Over the last four years, my priorities as Attorney General have been protecting Arkansans from those who seek to do them harm and creating economic opportunities in each corner of Arkansas. I will continue to hunt down child predators, prosecute Medicaid and Social Security fraud, hold bad businesses accountable to consumers, go after drug manufacturers for their role in creating the opioid epidemic, fight public corruption, work to stop intrusive robocalls, and protect job creators and workers from out-of-control government regulations.

“I will always defend Arkansas’s pro-life laws, stand up for our religious liberty and free speech, and make it clear that the Second Amendment is not a second-class right. As your Attorney General, I remain committed to defending our families, faith and freedom.

“I am incredibly humbled by the confidence voters have placed in my record, but it takes all of us to keep our state moving forward. As Arkansans, we know the value of hard work and the importance of working together — and I am ready to spend each day over the next four years working tirelessly on your behalf. Arkansas is on the right track and I couldn’t be more optimistic about the even brighter future still before us.”

 

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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.