Gov.-Elect Hutchinson Asks Three Directors To Stay After He Takes Office

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Republican Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has asked three directors to stay in their positions after he takes office in January of 2015, according to a news release.

He has requested that Jay Winter, Director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center, Kermit Channel, Director of the Arkansas State Crime Lab and Arthur Boutiette, Director of Disability Determination for Social Security Administration in Arkansas all continue to do their jobs under his administration in 2015, the release states.

Hutchinson released a statement on his request for the three directors to stay with their jobs that can be seen below.

“As a former prosecutor, I understand the need for top notch law enforcement professionals in key positions supporting our prosecutors and police. I consider it one of the Governor’s greatest responsibilities. Kermit Channell, the current director at the Arkansas State Crime Lab, and Jay Winters, former Pope County Sheriff and current director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center, have those qualities and have done an outstanding job in their respective positions. I am happy to announce both have agreed to continue serving in their current roles.”

“In the same way, I am excited to announce that Arthur Boutiette will continue in his current capacity as the director for the Disability Determination for Social Security Administration in Arkansas. Having worked under multiple Governors, Arthur is a long-time servant to the state and nationally regarded for his expertise in this particular arena.”