LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has been named to the Executive Committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association, the organization said Monday.


The association made the announcement in a news release also stating that Missouri Attorney General-elect Josh Hawley has been named to the Executive Committee and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has assumed the chairmanship of RAGA.


“AG Rutledge and AG-elect Hawley are young, conservative leaders who have proven themselves to be strong defenders of the constitution and the rule of law,” Strange said in the release. “They will both make great additions to the RAGA Executive Committee.”


Strange noted that Tuesday’s election increased the number of Republican attorneys general to 29, the most in U.S. history.


Rutledge said in a statement Monday she was honored to be named to the committee.


“With a record 29 Republican attorneys general, it is our duty and responsibility to protect our citizens from criminals, push back against overreaching regulations and work with the new administration and Congress to ensure policies are put in place that encourage job growth and uphold the rule of law,” she said.