LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Leslie Rutledge formally filed her paperwork to the Secretary of State today to be a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
“It is an honor to officially be a candidate for Lt. Governor and to have the chance to continue serving the great people of Arkansas,” said Rutledge. “Just as I have done as Attorney General, I will fight for our constitutional rights, individual liberties, and conservative values to ensure that Arkansas is always a great place to live, work, and raise a family. As Lt. Governor, I will work to Make Arkansas First by lowering taxes, growing jobs and protecting our constitutional rights.”
Attorney General Rutledge entered the Lt. Governor’s race on November 10, 2021, after endorsing her longtime friend Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor. Rutledge is leading the candidates in fundraising, raising over $1.8 million during the 2022 election cycle - more than all of her primary opponents combined - and the only candidate with the resources necessary to defeat Democratic opposition in November. Polling data also shows Rutledge as the clear front-runner, having high GOP voter support, while the other candidates are almost entirely unknown by the electorate. If elected in November, Rutledge will again make history as the first woman elected as Lt Governor of Arkansas.
Arkansas’s Primary Election will be held on May 24, 2022