Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced her candidacy for Arkansas Governor via press release on July 1st, 2020.
“While this announcement is much earlier than I had originally planned, we must prepare for the future of our great State. I remain committed to continue working closely with my friend Governor Asa Hutchinson over the next two and a half years to keep our citizens safe and get our economy working at full capacity while at the same time helping to elect Republicans in 2020 including our President Donald J. Trump,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
“As Governor, I will work to make Arkansas first in everything from job growth to tax reform to ensuring first-class education for every child regardless of zip code or economic status. I will continue to fight for our faith, families and freedoms.”
Rutledge is married to Boyce Johnson, who is a farmer, and they have one daughter. She is the state’s 56th Attorney General.