Rutledge Statement on Inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence

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January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement congratulating President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on their inaugurations. Rutledge was in attendance at the inauguration.

“This is a proud day for the United States of America,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Once again, Americans have witnessed the peaceful transfer of power and are filled with optimism for the future as Donald Trump and Mike Pence took their respective oaths of office. As Attorney General of Arkansas, I am committed to working with the new administration as they work to enact thoughtful, lawful polices that protect the safety and security of all Americans and help grow jobs from coast to coast. This administration is committed to making America great again and unifying the country, and I look forward to working with them to accomplish the important work ahead.”

About Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. She is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office. Since taking office, she has begun a Mobile Office program, a Military and Veterans Initiative, a Metal Theft Prevention program and a Cooperative Disability Investigations program. She has led efforts to teach Internet safety, combat domestic violence and make the office the top law firm for Arkansans. Rutledge also serves on the Executive Committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association and re-established and co-chairs the National Association of Attorneys General Committee on Agriculture.

A native of Batesville, she is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Rutledge clerked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals, was Deputy Counsel for Gov. Mike Huckabee, served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and subsequently was an Attorney at the Department of Human Services before serving as Counsel at the Republican National Committee. Rutledge and her husband, Boyce, have a home in Pulaski County and a farm in Crittenden County.