Gov. Asa Hutchinson


Dec. 3, 1950

Birth State


Bob Jones University; University of Arkansas School of Law

State Capitol, Room 250, Little Rock, AR, 72201
Phone 501/682-2345    Fax: 501/682-1382

Washington Office of the Governor
State of Arkansas, 400 North Capitol Street – Suite 365 ,Washington, DC, 20001
Phone 202/220-1340    Fax: 202/220-1344

Governor’s Website       State Website


Asa Hutchinson became governor of Arkansas on January 13, 2015.

Hutchinson was raised on a farm near Gravette, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law and has spent the majority of his career in the private sector as a small business owner, lawyer and entrepreneur.

At the age of 31, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas – the youngest in the country, at that time. Hutchinson served as a U.S. Congressman from 1996 to 2001, when he was appointed as administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. In January 2003, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the first undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security.


Susan Hutchinson became the first lady of Arkansas when her husband, Governor Asa Hutchinson, was sworn in as governor on January 13, 2015.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Hutchinson grew up as the second of seven children. She was valedictorian of Fulton High School and attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina, where she met her husband, Governor Asa Hutchinson. After graduation, she taught biology and algebra in Memphis.

The first lady brings to the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion a lifetime of experience advocating for and working with children. Among other initiatives, Mrs. Hutchinson hopes to establish more Children’s Advocacy Centers in Arkansas and will advocate for more exposure to the arts for students in her state.

The Hutchinsons were married in 1973. They have four children and six grandchildren.


Chief of Staff
Alison Williams

Legal Counsel
Justin Tate

Communications Director/Media Contact
J.R. Davis

Governor’s Scheduler
Jennifer Bruce

Washington Representative
Katie Beck

Staff Support for Governor’s Spouse
Misty Phillip

Office Phone: 501-682-2345
Media Contact: 501/683-6439
State-Federal Contact: 202-220-1329

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