Leslie Rutledge Wins Re-Election For Arkansas Attorney General

ARKANSAS (AP) — Republican Leslie Rutledge defeated Democrat Mike Lee and Libertarian Kerry Hicks to remain the Arkansas Attorney General, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has been elected to her second term in office.

With 96 percent of the precincts reporting, the unofficial results were:

  • Rutledge                    537,532          62%
  • Lee                                305,736          35%
  • Hicks                              24,136             3%

Rutledge became Arkansas’ first female attorney general when she was elected in 2014. She won a second term Tuesday night by defeating Democrat Mike Lee and Libertarian Kerry Hicks.

Rutledge is also Arkansas’ first constitutional officer to give birth while in office. Her daughter, Julianna, was born in July.

Rutledge, a Republican, described herself as a “gun carrying, conservative momma” in campaign ads. She currently serves as chairwoman of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Rutledge is the first woman to serve as Arkansas Attorney General.