Asa Hutchinson Bio, Career, Education, Party, Age, Election and Net Worth

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Who is Asa Hutchinson?

Asa Hutchinson ( William Asa Hutchinson II) is an American businessman and a politician, currently serving as the 46th governor of Arkansas since 2015. He is also a member of the Republican Party. In addition, he is also a former Attorney for the Fort Smith-based  Western District of Arkansas from 1982-1985.

Furthermore, he was also a U.S Representative for Arkansas’s 3rd congressional district from 1997 to 2001. Asa also served as Administrator of the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration from 2001 until 2003. From 2003 until 2005, he became the first Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security at the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Career

Business Career

Asa founded a consulting firm, at the beginning of 2005. The firm was called Hutchinson Group, LLC, however, the firm was in Partnership with Betty Gunman and Kirk Tom. Together with his partners, Little Rock signed a one-year contract with Venable LLP in Washington, DC., as the chair of its Homeland Security practice. Moreover, in March 2006, he ended his contract with Venable LLP and Focused on his gubernatorial campaign. He also focused on his consulting firm in Little Rock. However, after 9month he rejoined Venable.

In June 2006, the Arkansas Democracy newspaper cited that Asas’s $ 2,800 investment in the Fortress America Acquisition Corporation, a company which was being advised by Hutchinson, had worth exceeding $ 1 million, after the company’s previous public offering. Furthermore, the story cited that Asa could not get his shares for another two years. In addition to Asa, six founding shareholders in the U.S. Fortress include Tom McMillon of Maryland Don Nickles, a former U.S. senator, and James Woolsey, a former CIA director.

On May 4th, 2006, Asa filed a financial disclosure form, which he was required to submit for his candidacy. However, he did not list his 200,000 shares in Fortress America, which at that time was trading at $5 per share. While responding to the question he said that it was just a total oversight. He then went ahead and corrected the error the next day.

A Photo of Asa Hutchinson
A Photo of Asa Hutchinson

How Old Is Asa Hutchinson?

He was born on December 3rd, 1950, and currently, she is 70 years

Asa Hutchinson Family

Who are His Parents?

He was born in Bentonville to Coral Virginia and John Malcolm Hutchinson Sr. Both of his parents are deceased.

Does He Have Siblings?

He has two siblings Tim Hutchinson and Marylea Hutchinson Hendren.

Asa Hutchinson Education

He attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1972. After that, he joined the University of Arkansas School of Law where he graduated in 1975 with a Juris Doctor. After that, he practiced law in Fort Smith for 21 years and handled more than 100 jury trial

Asa Hutchinson Wife

He is married to Susan Burrell Hutchinson, the two got married in 1973 though much is not known about their marriage life.

Asa Hutchinson Kids

Together with his wife they have for adults, Asa Hutchinson II, Sarah Hutchinson, Seth Hutchinson, and John Hutchinson.

Political Career

Early Career

He started his ambition for politics started in 1986 after he decided to run against the time sitting Democratic Senator Dale Bumpers. However, that year was a nationally Democratic Year, and he performed poorly compared to the previous challenger William P. “Bill”.

Furthermore, Asa decided to run for Attorney General of Arkansas in 1990. Asa was competing with Winston Bryant, however, he lost again, though the battle was very tight.

Moreover, After lost the 1990 race, Asa was selected as the co-chair of the Republican Party of Arkansas along with Sheffield Nelson. A position he held for five years. During his span, he was credited for helping in building the Republican Party organization in Arkansas in an effort to solicit state funding for the polling stations. He was also credited for allowing more Republican voters to go to the polls and vote. Moreover, he looked forward to a rematch with Bumper in 1992. However, he deferred to Mike who was later defeated by Bumper

US House Of Representatives.

His journey to the US House of Representatives started in 1996 after his brother Tim who was the US Representative decided not to seek re-election. His brother stepped down in order to seek the open Senate seat caused by retired Democrat David Pryor. As a result of his brother stepping down he ran for the seat and won.

Asa, who had initially decided to run for a vacant seat in Sebastian County’s Arkansas House of Representatives. During the election, he defeated Bill and Hillary Clinton’s longtime friend, Ann Henry, in November 1996. Although Henry spent more than Hutchinson during the campaign.

The strong Republican tilt and presence of his brother Tim assisted him to be on top of the ballot and won 55 percent of the votes. Up to date, that was the last competitive distance race in the Third District. His brother Tim also won his campaign for the United States Senate and served a term, losing his nomination for re-election in 2002.

Hutchinson was then re-elected to the House with significantly less difficulty in 1998, receiving 80 percent of the vote against a poorly funded Democratic competitor. In November 2000, he was re-elected unchallenged. Asa was named as an Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2001. He was appointed at the start of George W. Bush’s presidency (DEA). He was confirmed by a vote of 98–1 in the Senate.

Department of Homeland Security

Following the September 11th attacks, Congress established the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). President George W. Bush appointed Hutchinson to manage the Department of Homeland Security’s Border and Transportation Security Directorate. In addition on January 23, 2003, Hutchinson was unanimously approved by the Senate. However, she later resigned as Undersecretary of State on March 1, 2005.

Governor of Arkansas

2006 election

After his return to Arkansas, he announced his bid to run for governor in 2006. Previously, Asa was run against three-term Lieutenant Governor Winthrop Paul Rockefeller. Moreover, Rockefeller was most pre-election polls, in the Republican primary. After withdrawal from Rockefeller, he won the primary. However, he lost in the General election.

2014 election

In 2014, Hutchinson was the Republican nominee for governor of Arkansas. Moreover, House Speaker Davy Carter endorsed him as the right candidate. He then won against the Democratic gubernatorial opponent Mike Ross in the general election on November 4, 2014. He emerged the winner with 55 percent of the vote, the highest showing for a Republican in an open-seat gubernatorial campaign since the end of Reconstruction.

2018 election

Asa was then re-elected in a landslide on November 6, 2018, receiving over 65 percent of the vote and carrying all but eight counties. However, it was a terrible year for Republicans nationwide but Asa won by the widest margin for a Republican candidate in Arkansas ever.

Asa Hutchinson Height

Hutchinson stands at 5ft 7inch and weighs 70 kgs

Asa Hutchinson Net Worth

His Net worth is estimated to be over $5million.

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