Governor Hutchinson announces bid for second term

Governor Hutchinson visits flooding areas in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- On Tuesday, Asa Hutchinson announced his plans to run for reelection as Governor of Arkansas.

“I’m delighted today to announce my intentions to seek another term as your Governor," Mr. Hutchinson announced in a released statement. "There is no better job than serving the people of Arkansas as Governor. When I ran in 2014, I outlined specifically what I would do as Governor; promises that I made and kept."

Mr. Hutchinson is the 46th Governor of Arkansas. He previously served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Congressman from the 3rd Congressional District, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. 

"I am running for reelection to expand on our progress from pro-growth tax reform to marketing our state to the world to create more jobs here at home. You are the reason I am Governor, and I’m asking for your support of my reelection."

In his announcement, the governor referenced the nearly 60,000 new jobs that have been created in Arkansas since he took office in January 2015. According to Mr. Hutchinson, the state is currently experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in the state's history.

No other candidates from either major political party have announced candidacies yet.

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