The race for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office in 2022 has gotten more crowded.
Jesse Gibson is joining the race, which already has three other contenders who have declared their intention to run.
Gibson, a Lead Hill native, is a practicing attorney focusing on personal injury, medical negligence and general civil litigation, according to his website. He founded Gibson Law Firm in 2002 after working for Dover Dixon Horne.
“We expect politicians to do the right thing but too often they end up protecting their own power over ours. I’m done waiting around for someone else to get this right. I’ve taken on the big guys in the courtroom, so I’m ready to do the same in Little Rock as Attorney General,” Gibson said in a statement. “The people in charge now play by different rules and bully any who tries to call them out or challenge them. That’s about to change.”
The other three contenders for the Attorney General position are current Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, former Arkansas Fair Housing Commission executive director Leon Jones Jr. and Jason Davis.
Current Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is term-limited and cannot run for the position. Rutledge is seeking the Governor’s Office in the 2022 election.
Gibson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas and a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.