Texarkana – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today held a Rutledge Roundtable in Texarkana with local business and community leaders. The stop in Miller County marks a milestone for Rutledge as she has held at least one roundtable with business, government and civic leaders in all 75 counties, listening to their concerns and discussing local issues.
“I strongly believe in face-to-face conversations,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Rutledge Roundtables help create an open dialogue in communities outside of Little Rock and allow me to hear firsthand what they want from their government. Since July, I have traveled approximately 12,000 miles to hear the concerns of Arkansans and to let them know the Attorney General’s office is here to help.”
Rutledge credits launching Rutledge Roundtables based off a lesson she learned during college when she spent her summers in Independence County flagging traffic for the State highway department. Rutledge says, “I noticed there was sometimes a disconnect between the engineers in the office and those of us on the road. As Attorney General, I do not want there to be a disconnect between those of us who work in the capital city and Arkansans who live in communities around our State.”
Roundtables were held today in Lewisville, Ashdown and Texarkana. In addition to discussing local issues, Rutledge gave an overview of the work at the Attorney General’s office over the last year.
The first Rutledge Roundtable was held in Jonesboro on April 17. Attorney General Rutledge has hosted 85 roundtables across the State with more than 700 participants and has traveled approximately 12,000 miles since July.