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Lt. Gov.-Elect Leslie Rutledge Names Senior Staff

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Lieutenant Gov.-elect Leslie Rutledge has named Drew Evans her chief of staff and Sandy Hall her deputy chief of staff.

Evans of Sheridan currently serves as Rutledge’s deputy chief of staff in the Attorney General’s Office. He was previously a senior advisor focusing on legislative affairs, policy issues and communications. Evans has also managed two of Rutledge’s successful campaigns for attorney general. Before then, he was a law enforcement officer.

Evans is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas.

Hall of Texarkana most recently served as the campaign manager and finance director for Rutledge’s campaign for lieutenant governor. She previously worked as the deputy director of public affairs at the Attorney General’s Office, where she oversaw the office’s government affairs, community education, and constituent services departments.

Rutledge said Hall, who is bilingual, greatly expanded the Attorney General’s Office’s Hispanic community outreach throughout the State. She’s a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 

Rutledge is the first woman to be elected lieutenant governor in Arkansas, and Hall is the first Hispanic campaign to win a statewide race in Arkansas.

“Drew and Sandy bring a tremendous amount of experience working on policy initiatives and legislative matters,” Rutledge said in a statement. “They are both passionate about serving the people of our great State and share my vision to make Arkansas first in education, lower taxes and protecting our constitutional rights.”

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