STATE OF ARKANSAS

REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS

 

William Asa Hutchinson II is a Republican American businessman, attorney, and politician, serving since 2015 as the 46th governor of Arkansas.

 

Previously he was U.S. Attorney for the Fort Smith-based Western District of Arkansas, U.S. Congressman from the Third District of Arkansas, Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the first Undersecretary for Border & Transportation Security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

 

John Timothy Griffin grew up in Magnolia, a fifth-generation Arkansan and the youngest son of a minister and teacher. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. He is focused on growing jobs through aggressively pursuing economic development, more parental choice in education and boldly reforming state government.

 

In 2019, he served as Chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA). 

 

Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. She was sworn into office in 2015 and is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office. She was re-elected to a second term in 2018.

She graduated from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Rutledge is admitted to practice law in Arkansas, Washington D.C. and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

John Thurston, was first elected as Secretary in November of 2018, after serving eight years as Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands.  John is the past chairman of the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council.  He is also the past president of the Western States Land Commissioners Association.

As Arkansas Secretary of State, John Thurston is also a member of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).  John’s vision for the future is that the Secretary of State along with the Arkansas government will lead the nation in the area of ethics and accountability.

 

Dennis Lee Milligan, prior to his election as State Treasurer, served as Circuit Clerk of Saline County, based in Benton, for two terms from 2011 to 2015. He is a former Chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party from 2007 to 2008 and has served as its Treasurer.

Dennis Milligan was elected to the Office of Treasurer of State in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. As Treasurer, he serves as the State’s banker and is responsible for an investment portfolio of approximately $4.5 billion.

 

In 2014, Andrea Lea was elected the 40th Auditor of State. As Auditor, Andrea is putting her experience to work as the state’s general accountant, administrator of the Arkansas Unclaimed Property Act, and payroll officer for over 600 elected officials and their employees.

She is partnering with businesses and using technology to improve the way unclaimed property is reported to the state and returned to the rightful owners through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. She is also working to reduce operating expenses and establish transparency as the foundation of the Auditor’s office.

 

Tommy Land and his family moved to Heber Springs during his teenage years. He graduated from Heber Springs High School and soon after married his wife, Judy, in 1977. They raised their two children on a small family cattle farm during his 30-year career with Southwestern Bell (now AT&T).

 

After retiring in 2006, Tommy established Heber Springs Communications, a small telecommunications business. In 2018, he was elected to his first term in office. Commissioner Land now devotes his full attention to his duties as Commissioner of State Lands.

 

Alan Clark of Lonsdale represents District 13, which includes parts of Garland, Grant, and all of Hot Spring County. He was elected to the Senate in 2012 and took the oath of office in 2013.

Senator Clark chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and is a member of the Senate Committee on City, County, and Local Affairs. He also serves on the Joint Performance Review Committee, the Senate Interim Committee on Children and Youth, the Joint Budget Committee, and the Legislative Council. He is Vice-Chair of the Council’s Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Subcommittee.

 

Bill Sample is serving his third term in the Arkansas Senate. Elected in 2010 and reelected in 2012, he represents District 14, which is comprised of parts of Garland and Saline Counties. In the current 89th General Assembly, he is chairman of four important committees including the Arkansas Legislative Council (ALC), the Executive Subcommittee of ALC, Senate Transportation, Technology & Legislative Affairs, and Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology.

 

A native of Rockford, Illinois, Kim Hammer was reared in the community of Damascus, Arkansas, which straddles Van Buren and Faulkner counties near Little Rock. He graduated from South Side High School in Bee Branch in Van Buren County

Hammer serves on the Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee, the City, County, and Local Affairs Committee and is chairman of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee.

 

Lanny Fite is serving his third term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 23 which includes a portion of Saline County. For the 92nd General Assembly, Rep. Fite serves as chairperson of the House City, County & Local Affairs Committee.

 

He also serves on the Arkansas Legislative Council, the House Revenue & Taxation Committee, and the House Rules Committee. Rep. Fite is a retired judge of Saline County. He is a graduate of Benton High School and a member of the Lions Club.
 

 

Julie Mayberry is serving her second term in the Arkansas House. She previously served in the Arkansas House for the 2015 term.  She represents District 27 which includes portions of Saline and Pulaski County.

For the 92nd General Assembly, Rep. Mayberry serves on the House Public Transportation Committee, the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, and the House Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative & Military Affairs Committee.

 

Jasen Kelly is serving his first term in the Arkansas House. He represents District 28 which includes portions of Saline County. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Bachelor of Science in health and wellness.

For the 92nd General Assembly, Rep. Kelly serves on the House Public Transportation Committee, the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, and the House Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs Committee. 

 

Andy Davis is serving his fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives.  He represents District 31, which includes portions of Pulaski and Saline Counties.

For the 92nd General Assembly, Rep. Davis serves on the Joint Budget Committee, the House Revenue & Taxation Committee, the House State Agencies and Govt'l Affairs Committee, and the House Rules Committee.