Lt. Gov.-elect AG Leslie Rutledge announces staff leadership for new office

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Lt. Gov.-elect Leslie Rutledge, the current Attorney General, announced Tuesday (Dec. 13) her leadership team for the new office.

Drew Evans will serve as chief of staff when Rutledge takes office as Lt. Governor in January. Evans is the deputy chief of staff at the Attorney General’s Office where he manages over 180 staff and a $19 million budget.

Evans previously served as a senior advisor focusing on legislative affairs, policy issues, and communications. He has also managed two of Rutledge’s successful political campaigns.

Evans formerly served as a career law enforcement officer. He is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and a native of Sheridan.

Sandy Hall will serve as deputy chief of staff. Hall most recently served as the campaign manager and finance director for Rutledge’s Lt. Governor bid.

She previously worked as 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.

Hall, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, expanded the Attorney General’s Hispanic community outreach throughout the state. Hall is from Texarkana and a graduate of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

“Drew and Sandy bring a tremendous amount of experience working on policy initiatives and legislative matters,” said Rutledge. “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.”