Arkansas AG’s spokesman leaving for White House job

November 3, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The top spokesman for Arkansas’ attorney general is leaving to take a job in the Trump White House.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Friday that her communications director, Judd Deere, is stepping down Nov. 17 after accepting a job at the White House as the director of state and local communications. Deere has served as Rutledge’s communications director since December 2014. During the 2014 election, Deere had worked as deputy campaign manager and communications director for Tim Griffin’s successful race for lieutenant governor.

He had also previously worked for Republican U.S. Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas and Mike Crapo of Idaho.

A replacement for Deere has not been named yet.

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