LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Monday filed a campaign finance report for the 2018 election cycle, signalling her intent to seek re-election to a second term.
In her filing with the secretary of state’s office, the Republican attorney general said she raised $71,850 between July 1 and Sept. 30.
Rutledge, 40, is a native of Batesville. She is a former deputy counsel to Gov. Mike Huckabee, Lonoke County deputy prosecutor, attorney for the state Department of Human Services’ Division of Children and Family Services, deputy counsel for Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign, deputy counsel for the National Congressional Campaign Committee and counsel for the Republican National Committee.
In 2012, Rutledge defeated Democrat Nate Steel and Libertarian Aaron Cash to win the office of attorney general. She is the first Republican and the first woman elected to the position.
Republican Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin announced in July he will seek re-election to a second term in 2018.
Republican Land Commissioner John Thurston announced in June he will run for secretary of state in 2018.