2022 Arkansas Elections

Arkansas Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe, seen here speaking at a March 13, 2020 press conference about the coronavirus outbreak alongside Gov. Asa Hutchinson, announced Thursday he will run for lieutenant governor in 2022.
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Arkansas Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe announced Thursday that he will seek the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor in 2022.

He has served as the state’s surgeon general since 2015 when he was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Bledsoe has been one of the governor’s chief advisors through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bledsoe is an emergency room physician and earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After a residency at UAMS, he spent five years on the faculty in the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine.