Background: Prior to her election, AG Rutledge was in private practice in Little Rock and has previously been Counsel for the Republican National Committee. She began her career as a clerk for Judge Josephine Hart, now an Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. After that, she served as Deputy Counsel to the Office of Governor Mike Huckabee, where she worked with the Oil and Gas Commission, Public Service Commission, Insurance Department, Real Estate Commission, and the Bank Department. AG Rutledge has also served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County.