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Rutledge Selects New Deputy Attorney General for Public Protection


February 10, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that she has named Sarah Page Tacker, of Conway, a longtime attorney in the Public Protection Department to be the Deputy Attorney General for the department. Rutledge released the following statement:

“Since 2010, Sarah has worked tirelessly on behalf of consumers across Arkansas, directing resources and supervising consumer protection investigation and litigation. I know Sarah will continue to ensure that there are fewer scam artists and people committing fraud against Arkansans as she assumes her new role as Deputy Attorney General for the Public Protection Department.”

Tacker began her tenure at the Attorney General’s Office in 2006 as an Assistant Attorney General for the Consumer Utility Rate Advocacy Division, where she represented the interests of Arkansas’s utility customers through advocacy, education and litigation. In 2010, Tacker was named a Senior Assistant Attorney General of the Consumer Protection Division and Consumer Counsel of Arkansas.

Tacker is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, in Conway, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.

Last month, Rutledge hired Lloyd Warford, a longtime public defender and respected prosecutor, to lead the Arkansas Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. With the promotion of Tacker, the deputy attorneys general team is complete. Under the leadership of Chief Deputy Attorney General Julie Benafield, this experienced group of deputy attorneys general includes: David Curran, Civil Department; Darnisa Johnson, Criminal Department; Sarah Tacker, Public Protection Department; Lloyd Warford, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Elisabeth Walker, Opinions Department.

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