Asa Hutchinson is an American politician who served as the 46th governor of the state of Arkansas from 2015 to 2023. He was also the first undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security at the United States Department of Homeland Security. After serving for two consecutive terms, Asa left the Governor’s office in 2023 and soon announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican Party presidential primaries. This article provides details about Asa Hutchinson’s net worth in 2023, his salary as a former Governor with some glimpses of his personal, professional, and political career.
Asa Hutchinson Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (as of 2023)||$5 million (est.)|
|Governor’s Salary||$86,890 (est.)|
Asa Hutchinson’s Personal Biography
Asa Hutchinson was born on December 3, 1950, in Bentonville, Arkansas, to Coral Virginia, and John Malcolm Hutchinson Sr. In 1972, Asa received his bachelor’s degree in accounting (BA) from Bob Jones University in South Carolina. He later earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1975.
Since 1973, Hutchinson is married to Susan Burrell and the couple has four children together. His brother, nephew, and brother-in-law all are politicians.
|Full name||William Asa Hutchinson II|
|Profession||Politician, Businessman & Attorney|
|Years active (in office)||1982 – 2023|
|Date of birth||December 3, 1950|
|Place of birth||Bentonville, Arkansas, US|
|Education||Bob Jones University (BA) University of Arkansas (JD)|
|Spouse||Susan Burrell (1973 – present)|
|Parents||Coral Virginia (Mount) Hutchinson (mother) John Malcolm Hutchinson Sr. (father)|
Professional Career of Asa Hutchinson
Asa established a consulting firm, Hutchinson Group, LLC, in 2005 with partners Betty Guhman and Kirk Tompkins. Simultaneously he also accepted a contract for a one-year position with Venable LLP but ended it later to focus on his gubernatorial campaign and his consulting firm. Asa made his first unsuccessful attempt in politics in 1986 when he ran against incumbent Democratic senator and former governor Dale Bumpers.
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In 1990, Hutchinson ran for attorney general of Arkansas against Winston Bryant but lost in a close race. Hutchinson later became the co-chairperson of the Arkansas Republican Party with Sheffield Nelson. In 1996, Hutchinson ran for Arkansas’s third congressional district seat and won. In 1998, he was reelected with no difficulty, and again in 2002 with no opposition.
Hutchinson announced his candidacy for governor of Arkansas in 2006. He was elected the primary candidate from the Republican party but later lost the Governor’s election to the Democratic nominee Mike Beebe. He again became the nominee for the election in 2014 and won the election this time to become the 46th Governor of Arkansas. He was elected for the post for another term and held the Governor’s office from 2015 to 2023.
In 2001, when George W. Bush became the president of the US, he appointed Hutchinson as the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In 2001, after the tragic September 11 attacks, Congress created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). President Bush again suggested Hutchinson as the leader of the Border and Transportation Security Directorate, a division of the DHS and the Senate confirmed their consent on January 23, 2003. Hutchinson held the office for two years and left on March 1, 2005, as its Undersecretary.
2024 United States Presidential Campaign
Hutchinson announced in May 2022 that he would consider running for president in 2024 even if Donald Trump ran again. He declared his final candidacy on April 2, 2023, and also called on former President Donald Trump to drop out of the race following his indictment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
$5 million (approx.)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Republican)
8 years (2015 – 2023)
Because he has reached his term limit.