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    Rutledge Names Communications Director


    January 26, 2018

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today named Nicole Waugh as communications director for the office.

    “Nicole is a seasoned communications professional who will be an invaluable asset to this office,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Her years of experience will ensure timely communication with the Arkansans we are charged to protect and serve on a daily basis. Along with a solid background working with local and national media, Nicole brings enthusiasm and a fresh view that will serve her well as my new communications director.”

    Waugh, who has been serving as Communications Manager of Government Affairs for the National Apartment Association, began her political career as a field staffer for a California congressional campaign. Nicole spent nearly four years at the National Rifle Association and played a significant role in the association's Public Affairs Division. Waugh holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and English from the University of California, Davis where she began work in campaign communications.

    Waugh replaces Judd Deere who now serves as the director of state & local communications for the Trump White House.

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