LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced her new redistricting team. Former state senator, Doyle Webb, joins Rutledge’s senior staff as the Redistricting Director for the Attorney General. Webb will lead the redistricting team made up of former state representatives Andy Davis and Col. Douglas House, U.S. Army, Retired, who have been contracted as consultants.
“I am ecstatic to welcome Doyle Webb, Doug House and Andy Davis to my team to help with this important task of redrawing state legislative districts,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “They will bring with them more than 50 years of experience in government, engineering and law. I cannot think of a better trio of dedicated public servants to work on behalf of Arkansans and assist with the redistricting efforts."
Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, states begin the process of redrawing legislative district boundaries to accommodate for population shifts and keep districts as equal as possible. In Arkansas, the districts for the state legislature are drawn by The Board of Apportionment, which consists of the Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State.
Doyle Webb, from Saline County, was formally the chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas (RPA) where he served for the past 12 years and General Counsel to the Republican National Committee. He holds the record as the longest serving Republican state party chairman in Arkansas and in the country. Throughout his long career, Webb served as a Saline County Justice of the Peace and as State Senator for District 14 where he served from 1995-2002. During his legislative service, Webb served as Vice Chairman of State Agencies, Chairman of Joint Entergy Committee, member of Senate Judiciary Committee, member of Legislative Council, Joint Budget and Joint Audit. He was Chief of Staff to Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller, County Chairman of the Saline County Committee, 2nd District Chairman and General Counsel to the RPA. Webb obtained his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 1981 and practiced law in Saline County for 25 years.
Douglas House, from Pulaski County, is a retired Army Colonel and a former member of the Arkansas State House of Representatives for District 40 where he served from 2012-2021. During his time in state government, House served on the Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, Joint Budget Committee, Judiciary Committee, Joint Subcommittee on Administrative Rule and Regulation Review. House is a United States Veteran who served in the U.S. Army and Arkansas Army National Guard as an enlisted soldier, Infantry Officer and Judge Advocate. He served in Iraq and was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. He also has professional experience as a private practice attorney and graduated from University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 1980.
Andy Davis, from Pulaski County, is a former member of the Arkansas State House of Representatives for District 31 where he served from 2013-2021. Davis served on the Joint Budget Committee, Revenue and Taxation Committee, and State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee among others. Davis is a Professional Engineer with Jack Tyler Engineering, Inc. where he works in business development. Davis earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.