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    Rutledge First Constitutional Officer to Have Given Birth While Holding Office


    July 30, 2018

    Says, ‘daughter is an absolute blessing and gift from God’

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and husband, Boyce Johnson, today announced the birth of their daughter, Julianna Carol Johnson. She was born July 27, 2018, weighing 5 pounds 15 ounces and 18.9 inches long. Julianna is the first child for the couple. The family is recovering well at home and is grateful for the outpouring of support.

    “Boyce and I are bursting with joy over our new addition to the family,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “The birth of our daughter is an absolute blessing and gift from God. Thank you to our family, friends, and all Arkansans for the outpouring of well wishes and prayers throughout my pregnancy. We appreciate Dr. Nancy Collins and all of the nurses and staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for their love, support and professionalism.”

    Julianna Carol is named for her paternal grandmother’s middle name, Ann, and maternal grandmother’s and mother’s middle name, Carol.

    Rutledge announced her pregnancy in April. In addition to being the first constitutional officer of Arkansas to give birth while holding office, Rutledge is also the first female and first Republican elected to the Office of Attorney General in Arkansas.

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