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Arkansas Attorney General

Current State AG
Leslie Rutledge (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2015

Leslie Rutledge was elected Attorney General in 2014. The first woman and first Republican to be elected to the role, she is a former prosecutor and, prior to taking office, had a private law practice focused on administrative law, state and local government, and election law. Her earlier experience includes clerking for Arkansas state Judge Josephine Hart; serving as Deputy Counsel to former Governor Mike Huckabee, where she advised a wide range of agencies including the Oil and Gas Commission and...

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Leslie Rutledge was elected Attorney General in 2014. The first woman and first Republican to be elected to the role, she is a former prosecutor and, prior to taking office, had a private law practice focused on administrative law, state and local government, and election law. Her earlier experience includes clerking for Arkansas state Judge Josephine Hart; serving as Deputy Counsel to former Governor Mike Huckabee, where she advised a wide range of agencies including the Oil and Gas Commission and Public Service Commission; and serving as counsel for the Republican National Committee. AG Rutledge is running for Governor of AR in the 2022 election.

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The AG is an elected position in Arkansas. AG Rutledge is term limited in 2022.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Open Seat
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 term maximum


Latest Arkansas Attorney General News & Insights

Developments in Post-AG Roles for Two Attorneys General

Hawaii AG Clare Connors’ nomination for U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii was approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and is now up for a full Senate vote. Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge, who is term-limited from running again for AG, dropped out of the 2022 gubernatorial race and will instead seek the Republican…

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Pharmacy Benefit Manager Agrees to Pay $15.2 Million to Settle Allegations of Arkansas Medicaid Overbilling

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge reached a settlement with Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”) Envolve Pharmacy Solutions (“Envolve”), its parent company Centene Corporation, and other Centene subsidiaries (collectively “Centene”) to resolve allegations that Centene used its subsidiaries to overcharge the state for medications in its Medicaid program.

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New Democratic Candidate Joins the Race for Arkansas Attorney General’s Open Seat

Little Rock private-practice attorney Jesse Gibson announced his candidacy for the 2022 Democratic nomination for the Arkansas AG’s office. As previously reported, Jason Davis, another Arkansas attorney in private practice, is also seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas AG. On the Republican side, Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffinis competing against Arkansas Fair Housing Commission Director Leon Jones for the…

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