Rutledge Visits All 75 Counties for Fourth Consecutive Year
June 6, 2018
Held more than 300 roundtables with more than 3,200 participants
TEXARKANA – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today held Rutledge Roundtables in Hope, Lewisville and Texarkana to wrap up the fourth consecutive year of holding roundtable discussions in all 75 counties in Arkansas.
“Having face-to-face conversations with Arkansans in their communities has allowed me to hear about the issues being faced each day in all four corners of the State,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Some issues, like the opioid epidemic, are widespread and felt across Arkansas. But other issues are more localized, and it is important for our communities to know that those who represent them in the capital city are listening. We all need to continue to work together to make a difference in our hometowns and State.”
Rutledge has hosted 306 roundtables with more than 3,200 participants since taking office in 2015. She has met with business and government leaders, along with local business owners, farmers, faith leaders, educators and many others to hear their concerns.
Rutledge was inspired to launch Rutledge Roundtables from a lesson she learned during college when she spent her summers in Independence County flagging traffic for the State highway department. Rutledge says, “I noticed there was sometimes a disconnect between people who worked in the office and those on the road. As Attorney General, I do not want there to be that same disconnect between those who work in the capital city and Arkansans who live in communities around our state.”