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Asa Hutchinson Biography

Asa Hutchinson, former Governor of Arkansas


Candidacy announced: Apr. 26, 2023

Federal Election Committee (FEC) financial data

Asa Hutchinson in Costa Mesa, California, on March 20, 2023
Source: Leonard Ortiz—The Orange County Register/MediaNews Group/Getty Images

Personal Life

Full Name: William Asa Hutchinson II

Birthdate: Dec. 3, 1950

Birthplace: Bentonville, Arkansas

Marital Status: married to Susan Burrell, children’s advocate and former teacher


  • Asa Hutchinson III, former lawyer
  • John Hutchinson
  • Seth Hutchinson, organizer for the Texas State Employees Union
  • Sarah Wengel, philanthropist

Religion: Christian


Career, Education, & Publications

Career Highlights:

  • Governor, Arkansas, 2014-2023
  • Chair, Homeland Security practice, Venable LLP, 2005-2006, 2007-2008
  • Founder, Hutchinson Group, LLC, 2005-present
  • Undersecretary, Border and Transportation Security Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 2001-2005
  • Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 2001
  • Representative, U.S. Congress, 1996-2001
  • Chair, Arkansas Republican Party, 1992-1995
  • Co-Chair, Arkansas Republican Party, 1991
  • Candidate, Attorney General, Arkansas, 1990
  • Candidate, United States Senate, 1986
  • U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1982-1985
  • Lawyer, 1975-1996


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Internet & Social Media Presence