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    Rutledge Selected as Vice Chairwoman of NAAG Southern Region


    June 23, 2017

    Says, ‘it is important that we come together throughout the year to collaborate at the national level but also regionally’

    BIG SKY, MT – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has been selected by her colleagues to serve as the vice chairwoman of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region at this week’s summer meeting in Montana. Rutledge succeeds Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III as vice chairman as Slatery assumes the role of chairman.

    “I am honored to be selected by my colleagues to serve as Vice Chairwoman of the NAAG Southern Region,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “As the chief legal officers of our states, it is important that we come together throughout the year to collaborate at the national level but also regionally, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the South to help facilitate that.”

    NAAG has four regional conferences: Eastern Region, Midwestern Region, Southern Region and Western Region (Conference of Western Attorneys General). The members of the regions are the attorneys general from the states and territories that make up the region and customarily meet once a year to discuss important issues impacting the region.

    The NAAG Southern Region consists of the attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

    In addition to now serving as the Vice Chairwoman of the NAAG Southern Region, Rutledge continues to serve as the Co-Chair of the NAAG Committee on Agriculture and the NAAG Committee on Federalism/Preemption and is a member of the Internet Safety/Cyber Privacy and Security Committee and Veteran Affairs Committee.

    Rutledge also serves as the Vice Chairwoman of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

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