- November 9, 2022
Chris Jones Statement on Election Results
We began our campaign for Governor over 18 months ago in my hometown of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Since then, I have been privileged to travel all across our beautiful state. I’ve had the unique honor of meeting Arkansans from all walks of life. I listened to their concerns and fears, and I heard their hopes and dreams for a better Arkansas. I was, and continue to be, lifted by their faith, hope, and hard work. I offer my deepest appreciation to our campaign staff and to the people of Arkansas – and those across the country – who supported our campaign. So many of you devoted hours working hard for the promise of Arkansas. Your hard work humbled me. Thank you very much. Words can not express how immensely grateful I am for my amazing wife, Jerrilyn. She has taken the road less traveled with me and never wavered regardless of how windy and rough the terrain. Without her and my girls, none of this would have been possible. The math is clear and the results of the race are clear. I congratulate Governor-Elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders on her history-making election as the first woman elected governor of Arkansas. Our state was poised to make history no matter the results. Arkansas would either elect the first African American or the first female governor. History was made. Sarah’s election has shown women, including my little girls, that being a woman is no longer a barrier to becoming governor in our state. While we disagreed on the issues, there is no denying Sarah’s love for Arkansas. I believe, as I have always believed, that we must come together for the sake of Arkansas. Sarah and her family will remain in our thoughts and prayers and I urge everyone to give her the chance to succeed and make Arkansas a better place for all. I love Arkansas. As you know by now, I’m a 7th-generation Arkansan. We began this campaign with a message “about time”. This journey began with my ancestors who labored in the soil of rural Arkansas before Arkansas was even a state. It continued with my Paw-Paw Jesse Torrence who drove a truck to earn a living, and with my parents, my family, and my community in Pine Bluff who instilled in me the values of faith, hope, and hard work. Thanks to those lessons I went on to become a minister, a physicist, and a nuclear engineer. I learned that with the right amount of energy you can bend time. In the words of Dr. King, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” And so does time. We made history in this campaign by winning the primary and running statewide. While we did not have enough energy to bend time as much as we wanted, our work most certainly bent time itself and brought Arkansas one step closer to the future. I got into this race to create and spread opportunity to every corner of our state and to help improve the lives of every Arkansan. Election Day is over – and the work continues. Let us carry our civic participation past the ballots cast in this election cycle. Arkansas needs all of us at the table, working to lift each other up. Let us keep stepping and keep building the energy needed to bend time enough to reach The Promise of Arkansas (Freedom’s Promise). Together, let’s resolve to lift up Arkansas – Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and Libertarians – to lift up all Arkansans and recommit to freedom, justice, and democracy. Let’s recommit to showing up for each other, for our neighbors. Arkansas is worth it. Arkansans are worth it. Thank you.
- November 7, 2022
Chris Jones Invites Arkansans to General Election Night Watch Party in Little Rock
Chris Jones Invites Arkansans to General Election Night Watch Party in Little Rock Party Hosted by Arkansas Democrats WHAT: Chris Jones, the Democratic nominee for governor of Arkansas, will celebrate election night with the Democratic Party of Arkansas at a General Election Watch Party on Tuesday, November 8th. Candidates for office, party officials, campaign activists and volunteers, and engaged citizens will celebrate the conclusion to a chapter of an exciting journey by watching results roll in together. Jones has personally been to all 75 counties during the campaign, many of them multiple times, and has toured the state three times. He's listened and walked with countless neighbors across the state -- Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Independents, and others -- and welcomes them to come together as they have throughout Jones' campaign to reject chaos and embrace community and to spread opportunity across the state to help improve the lives of every Arkansan. WHEN: Election Day // Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 PM (doors open to public) WHERE: William Grant Still Ballroom, Robinson Center - 426 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 WHO: Chris Jones (Governor) and candidates including Kelly Krout (Lt. Governor), and several legislative nominees, Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair Grant Tennille, and Party LeadersMEDIA NOTE: The event room will be open at 4:30 pm to accommodate media needs, interviews, and live shots for evening broadcasts and digital coverage. Please reach out to Reed Brewer (DPA) if you would like to arrive early. Interviews can be arranged before, during, or after the event. Press are kindly requested to RSVP to ensure ample space on the media riser for camera and media equipment.
- November 2, 2022 – Campaign News
Chris Jones to Meet and Rally Young Voters at UCA, Hendrix, UALR and Philander Smith College
Public Schedule – Thursday, November 3 Chris Jones to Meet With and Rally Young Voters at UCA, Hendrix, UALR and Philander Smith College With four days of early voting remaining, Chris Jones, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas Governor, is on the campaign trail talking to young voters in Conway (University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix College) and Little Rock (Philander Smith College and University of Arkansas-Little Rock). TimeEvent & LocationLinkMediaThursday, November 3, 202210:00 AM - 10:45 AMMeet and Greet: UALRlinkYes11:00 AM - 12:00 PM[Speaking] Chapel at Philander Smith College, PSC, 900 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Dr, Little RocknoneNo12:00 PM - 12:30 PMRally & Vote: Walk from Philander Smith to Williams Library Start: PSC, 900 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Dr, Little RockDestination: Williams Library, 1800 S Chester St, Little Rock, AR 72206linkYes12:30 PM - 3:00 PMFish Fry & Grill at the OfficeLocation: Jones Campaign HQ, 1803 Broadway St., Little RocklinkYes4:30 PM - 5:00 PMMeet and Greet at Blessed Gals Location: Blessed Gals, 828 Chestnut St, Conway, AR 72032linkYes5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoung Adults for Chris Location: Presentation Hall at UCA’s Farris Hall, Student Lane & Farris Road, ConwaylinkYesEnd of Scheduled Activities
- November 2, 2022
Chris Jones to Meet & Greet with Voters in Texarkana and Ashdown, with additional stops in De Queen, Hot Springs and Bryant
Public Schedule – Wednesday, November 2 Chris Jones to Meet & Greet with Voters in Texarkana and Ashdown, with additional stops in De Queen, Hot Springs and Bryant With five days of early voting remaining, Chris Jones, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas Governor, is on the campaign trail in Southwest Arkansas. Highlights include “Meet & Greets” in Texarkana and Ashdown, events in De Queen, Hot Springs and Bryant. TimeEvent & LocationLinkMediaWednesday, November 2, 20228:00 AM - 8:30 AMCoffee in Bryant, ARnoneUPON REQUEST9:30 AM - 10:00 AMCoffee with Chris in Hot Springs, ARnoneUPON REQUEST12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch with Chris Location: Taqueria El Paisano, 119 N 4th St, De Queen, AReventYes1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Vote with Chris: Herman Dierks Community Building Location: 603 E Haes Ave, De Queen (Location subject to change)noneUPON REQUEST2:00 PM - 3:00 PMCanvass: Apartment Complex in De QueennoneUPON REQUEST4:00 PM - 4:45 PMMeet and Greet in Ashdown Location: Community Freewill Baptist Church, 791 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Ashdown, AR 71822eventYes5:15 PM - 6:00 PMCanvassing in Texarkana Staging location: Lonoke Baptist Church, 1841 Lonoke Ave, TexarkanaeventYes6:00 PM - 7:00 PMMeet and Greet in Texarkana Location: Lonoke Baptist Church, TexarkanaeventYesEnd of Scheduled Public Activities
- November 2, 2022 – Campaign News
Ready To Lead: Chris Jones First Candidate for Governor in History to Meet with All State Agencies
Ready To Lead: Chris Jones First Candidate for Governor in History to Meet with All State Agencies Jones Does the Homework to Apply His Business and Nonprofit Executive Leadership to the State’s Biggest Existing Challenges LITTLE ROCK, AR - Never has a candidate for Arkansas governor met with the heads of all the state agencies. But Chris Jones, Democratic nominee for governor, is a leader that does his homework. Over the summer, Jones met with the department heads and leaders of all 15 governor-appointed state agencies, and other semi-independent agencies. He also met with hundreds of educators, business leaders, health professionals, students, and policy experts. This shows the significant effort Chris Jones has made to understand what it means to invest in Arkansas and his interest in the role of governor as service to the state, while his opponent Sarah Sanders has been largely absent from the Arkansas gubernatorial campaign and is reportedly eyeing a spot on a presidential ticket. “Meeting with the state agencies is a critical step for our next governor to hit the ground running.” Jones said, “We need a governor who understands state agencies, who has listened to leadership and line staff, and who is well positioned to tackle the challenges faced by these agencies. The next governor needs to govern in service to the state. Even as a candidate, I have been showing up for Arkansans which is exactly what I will do as governor.” While the role of the governor is partly legislative, the primary role is the executive. The governor runs the administration of the state, is responsible for fiscal management of the state, is commander in chief of the state national guard, has the power to grant pardons, is the primary economic promoter for the state, and oversees operations of state agencies. As part of overseeing state agencies, the next Governor is responsible for appointing Department heads of these state agencies as well as appointments to several hundred boards and commissions. “Governor Hutchinson completely reorganized the system of Government agencies. The reorganization process moved our state from 42 agencies to 15 governor-appointed agencies. This reorganization combined several different departments,” Jones said. “This was a first step, but it’s clear that there is more work to be done to ensure efficiencies in state government and make sure that we are doing what we need to do as a state to effectively and responsibly distribute state and federal funds. The governor has an obligation to taxpayers to ensure fiscal responsibility and to make sure that state agencies are excelling in providing the services our state needs to be great.” The next Arkansas governor faces substantial challenges, says Jones, with opportunities to address a mounting list of problem areas in the state, including community safety, education, infrastructure, economic development, and more. Jones provided the following reflections and goals for each state agency, indicating that there is a rich foundation upon which to build, some of the areas where he would explore once elected governor. A very limited subset of his reflections include: Department of Agriculture July 8, 2022Climate change and extreme weather events are having an increasing impact on our agriculture industry, our state’s largest industry. We must prepare for floods, droughts, and extreme storms to protect our farms and farmers. Doing so will require a regionalized approach, increased mitigation and preparation efforts, and continued coordination with response efforts.Department of CommerceJuly 8, 2022A central responsibility of the governor is to serve as the chief economic director of the state. This is done in direct collaboration with the Department of Commerce. Improving economic conditions across the entire state requires a deeper focus on the strengths of each region. It also requires an understanding of the needs of each region and a willingness to make the necessary investment. Commerce has made great strides and laid the foundation to accelerate the growth of new businesses (entrepreneurship), strengthen existing businesses (including small mom and pop shops) and attract new businesses.Department of Corrections July 21, 2022Our jails and prisons are overcrowded. We must work to provide resources as protection for those who work in ADC and prisoners. More importantly, we must address root causes, including services for drug addiction and mental illness. Additionally, we have to decrease recidivism rates, which includes increasing opportunities for work and housing.Department of Education July 6, 2022Improving education is one of the three main areas I want to make monumental progress as governor. The department itself has indicated that the most important lever to pull in order to address core challenges and move more rapidly towards providing excellent education for all. To get there, we must expand access to Preschools, ensure that every 3rd grader is at reading level, and graduate high schoolers with a plan for a career—whether it is in the trades, 2-year degree programs, or 4-year degree programs. At every step of the way, we need teachers who are paid competitive wages, supported in the classroom, and incentivized so that no district, no matter how rural, is without teachers in the classroom. It’s clear that additional consolidation of schools would be detrimental to existing communities and there is no evidence that it would improve educational outcomes. Department of Energy and Environment July 20, 2022Arkansas is the Natural State, not just because our landscape is beautiful, but also because our state is rich in natural resources. The Department of Energy and Environment can enable our state to continue with economic growth as we develop our advanced energy services and develop competitive tools to justly harvest our natural resources such as lithium. Department of Finance and Administration July 7, 2022The Department of Finance is, among other things, the accounting arm for the state of Arkansas. They are responsible for ensuring that every dollar entrusted by the citizens of Arkansas, is used to maximum efficiency for the common good (all Arkansans). There is no clear pathway to eliminate the state income tax (55% of the state budget) and remain solvent as a state. Under my administration, they will be tasked with finding ways to streamline expenses to reduce the need for additional revenue—so that we can make room for less taxes, including on items like diapers and period products.Department of Health July 13, 2022Over the last two years, our hospitals and health systems have been taxed with a major health crisis. There are several rural hospitals at risk of closure if we aren’t serious and thoughtful regarding the existing (and pending) crises. We need to make sure our hospitals and medical centers are appropriately equipped and staffed and that all Arkansans, even in rural zip codes, are able to access the healthcare they need.Department of Human Services August 2, 2022The Department of Human Services does incredibly important work relevant to all of our communities. Their role has become increasingly more important over the health and economic crises of the past two years, and we must be creative in extending their resources. DHS needs to have more case workers and support for foster families to address the growing needs in foster care. Arkansas has been a leader in developing best practices for Foster Care, and we must continue to grow in this area. We must also address the challenges of Medicaid extension programs, decreased amounts of funds for eldercare, and developing clearer communications to Medicaid and Medicare applicants.Department of Inspector General August 24, 2022The Department of the Inspector General holds those who interface with government funds accountable to use those funds appropriately. We need to ensure that this office continues to uphold the law, hold those in our state accountable to fiscal responsibility, and ensure that the state is not requiring onerous burdens on providers of resources. Department of Labor and Licensing August 18, 2022One key way that Arkansas can begin to attract workers and service providers to our state is to reduce the cost and burdens associated with relocating. We need to examine processes of licensing in Arkansas to make sure that licensed workers from outside the state have an incentive to move here, like the state has done for nurses and military spouses. By reducing costs of licensing in Arkansas, while ensuring the safe standards we have now, our state can increase the amount of workers and service providers in our state, addressing worker shortages.Department of the Military July 8, 2022Disaster preparedness is a key focus for the Department of the military. As climate change means increased numbers of natural disasters, the Department of the Military must maintain a plan to continue addressing the natural disasters and providing fundamentally needed services to those affected. Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism July 24, 2022The Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism has done great work promoting our state—and taken advantage of a renewed national interest in outdoor recreation. Moving forward, we need to expand the work to enable broadband access at every Park (which will also help the state meet demand for rural broadband), as well as highlight heritage in more rural areas of the state.Department of Public Safety August 25, 2022The Department of Public Safety provides a critical service to our state. To do their jobs effectively, we need to make investments that help them succeed at their jobs, including a new morgue and forensic lab, ensure that hospitals have what they need for rape kits (and are compensated for processing them), and invest in law enforcement so that officers have the resources and training they need to do their jobs safely.Department of Transformation and Shared Services August 25, 2022Transformation was the effort of Governor Hutchinson to shrink the number of Departments from 42 to 15. This is a great first step, but there is more to be done to streamline efficiencies in our state, make sure each department has what it needs to succeed, and most importantly, increase opportunities for those in Arkansas. Department of Transportation (ARDOT) July 6, 2022Roads, bridges, and transportation systems matter to everyone in Arkansas, and we must continue to grow how ARDOT engages communities and keeps our roads safe. ARDOT is also one of the few transportation departments nationwide to operate drones; As Governor, I would grow this program as an educational training/certification opportunity for our youth.Department of Veterans Affairs July 8, 2022Approximately 90,000 of 200,000 Arkansas military veterans are being served. With an additional $500K/year, the Department of Veterans Affairs would have what is needed to serve the remainder. It’s no surprise that Jones, who has earned five degrees including a PhD in urban studies and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, would study to prepare for the job. What surprises many is how he has managed this vigorous schedule, while also visiting all 75 counties of Arkansas with his Promise of Arkansas and Walk A Mile In Your Shoes tours, listening to voters and presenting priorities and plans for what he would do as governor to spread opportunity across Arkansas. - 30 - ABOUT DR. CHRIS JONES ###
- October 31, 2022 – Campaign News
Chris Jones to Meet & Greet with Voters in Fort Smith and Bentonville, and Canvass in Springdale with Kelly Krout
Chris Jones to Meet & Greet with Voters in Fort Smith and Bentonville, and Canvass in Springdale with Kelly Krout One week from Election Day, with early voting underway, Chris Jones, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas Governor, is on the campaign trail in Northwest Arkansas. Highlights include a “Lunch With Chris” event at George’s in Fort Smith, canvassing in Springdale with Lt. Gov candidate Kelly Krout, and a “Meet & Greet” in downtown Bentonville. ***THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** DateTime (CT)LocationItemPress AvailabilityTuesday, November 1, 20221-2 p.m.Fort Smith – George’s Restaurant, 2120 Grand Ave.Lunch With ChrisOpen to media; RSVP requested but not required4-5 p.m.Springdale – Location TBD.Canvass with Kelly Krout - The top two people on the Democratic ticket knocking on doors together in SpringdaleOpen to media; RSVP necessary in order to know where to meet. (Text XXX-XXX-5602)7:30-9 p.m.Bentonville – Bentonville Dive (outside), 115 NW 2nd St.Meet & Greet With Chris - Meet with Chris Jones, bring your friends, share your story, and learn how you can help elect Chris Jones as our next Governor of Arkansas!Open to media
- October 30, 2022
Chris Jones to Join His Parents in His Hometown of Pine Bluff for Early Voting
Chris Jones to Join His Parents as they Cast Their Ballots On Monday as the Second Week of Early Voting Begins - 30 - About Chris Jones Dr. Chris Jones, the 2022 Democratic nominee for Governor of Arkansas, is a physicist, minister, educator, non-profit executive leader, father and husband. Chris, a Pine Bluff, Arkansas native, is a son of two preachers and was raised with a strong sense of faith. He attended Morehouse College on a NASA Scholarship for physics and math, then went on to study at MIT becoming a nuclear engineer and earning a Ph.D. in urban planning. After becoming ordained as a minister, Chris returned home to Arkansas and led the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Through this work, he has seen firsthand how disparities within Arkansas have gotten worse, not better. He believes there is much room for growth, including improving public education opportunities in every community, strengthening infrastructure from roads to broadband access, protecting and securing our right to vote, and bridging the rural and urban divide. Chris has faith in Arkansas’s potential, and he is running for governor to ensure every person in Arkansas has an opportunity to succeed. Chris is the proud husband to Dr. Jerrilyn Jones, an emergency medicine physician and U.S. Air Force combat veteran who served in Afghanistan. Together, they are proud parents to three daughters.
- October 30, 2022 – Campaign News
Chris Jones to Hold GOTV and Canvassing Events in Little Rock and North Little Rock
Chris Jones to Hold GOTV and Canvassing Events in Little Rock and North Little Rock As the first week of early voting concludes on Saturday, October 29, Chris Jones, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas Governor, is on the campaign trail in and around Little Rock. Highlights include a “GOTV Extravaganza” on Saturday, and a full day of church services and door-to-door canvassing on Sunday. ***THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** DateTime (CT)LocationItemPress AvailabilitySaturday, October 29, 202210-11 a.m.Little Rock – Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School, 2501 John Barrow Rd.Pastors at the Polls event in Pulaski CountyOpen to media; RSVP requested but not required11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.North Little Rock – Apostolic Church, 4314 Landers Rd.Sprint to the Finish: GOTV Extravaganza - Flagship event of the weekend. (Large, engaged group expected.)Open to media; RSVP requested but not required3-4 pmLittle Rock – Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Rd, Little Rock, AR 72209, USAVote With Chris - Little Rock Candidate visibility: sign-waving outside polling locationOpen to media5:30-6:30 p.m.Little Rock – Four Points by Sheraton Midtown, 925 S. University Ave.Little Rock NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet – Dr. Jones to offer opening prayerAt discretion of event host; Contact campaign if interested ***THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** DateTime (CT)LocationItemPress AvailabilitySunday,, October 30, 20227:30-8:30 a.m.Little Rock – Centro Cristiano Hispano Church, 8114 W 36th St.Attend services at Centro CristianoN/A11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.Pine Bluff –Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 W Pullen Avenue Attend services at Barraque Street ChurchN/A1-3 pmLittle Rock – Southside Church of Christ, 9300 Geyer Springs Rd.Canvassing - Precinct 109Open to media3-5 pmLittle Rock – St Theresa’s Catholic Church, 6219 Baseline Rd.Canvassing - Precinct 111Open to media
- October 29, 2022 – Campaign News
New Chris Jones Ad “Believer” Forecasts Robust Economic Development & Jobs for Arkansans
An Aspiring Belief: Democrat Chris Jones Sets Out Ambitious Path for Arkansas in New Television Ad “Believer” LITTLE ROCK, AR - As early voting heats up and election day nears, Dr. Chris Jones in a new advertisement “Believer” expresses his sincere belief in Arkansas’ potential as a state for innovation and prosperity. Valuing investments in education, jobs, and infrastructure through his Promise to Arkansas, Jones’ views Arkansas as a magnetic force for economic development and success, building off of the state’s assets of hard-working Arkansans, yet breaking sharply the approach of Arkansas’ past governors that has privileged a tiny number and largely failed to benefit those that need it most. The ad also reflects a stark contrast of Jones’ problem-solving message to the divisive, fear-mongering rhetoric of his opponent Sarah Sanders’ campaign ads. “When I was growing up, Arkansas’ slogan was ‘The Land of Opportunity’--it was on the back of every license plate for everyone to see. For far too long, Arkansas’ leaders haven’t led by that standard–they have let Arkansans down. It's time for a governor who is dedicated to the full potential of Arkansas” Jones said. “As governor, I will work for a strong and resilient economy that makes our state a magnet for 21st century jobs – for entrepreneurs, small business owners, trade and skilled laborers, everyone – benefitting all Arkansans, no matter their educational background, what they look like or where they live.” The Promise of Arkansas is Jones’ platform of a set of commitments that Arkansans can make to one another, which can be achieved through the faith, hope, and hard work needed to address the challenges facing Arkansas. The platform centers around spreading “PB&J” – high-quality education starting with expanded Preschool to all families, solid infrastructure starting with affordable Broadband to every home, and real economic development focused on creating high-wage Jobs. Transcript for “Believer” (:30)DR. CHRIS JONES: “Arkansas’ governors have been selling this state as a source for cheap labor for decades. Because if we’re cheap, they don’t have to invest in our schools, our small towns, or our healthcare.“I’m Chris Jones, and as Governor, I’ll make those investments because we’re better than this. We’ll be a magnet for jobs by offering more to business owners, and their employees.“It’s about time we had a Governor with faith in Arkansas. I’m Chris Jones, and I’m a believer.” Jones’ pre-election media buy across television networks includes this new ad, as well as several produced ads. “Believer” is Jones’ fifth new video advertisement of the general election, coming after previously released ads “Genius,” “Fear,” “Warning,” and “Great Minds.” Jones won the Democratic nomination in a crowded primary, supported by three ads Jones aired during the primary election season – “Great Minds,” “Every Last Street” and “Skywalker” – and launched his candidacy with ”About Time,” the 2021 video that went viral with more than 7 million views and counting. In his final push for the Governorship, Jones is on the campaign trail, criss-crossing the state, getting out the vote, and continuing to listen and learn from Arkansans of all backgrounds. - 30 - Please view “Believer” at https://youtu.be/di4pO73sHc8. PRESS AVAILABILITY ABOUT DR. CHRIS JONES Dr. Chris Jones, the 2022 Democratic nominee for Governor of Arkansas, is a physicist, minister, educator, non-profit executive leader, father and husband. Chris, a Pine Bluff, Arkansas native, is a son of two preachers and was raised with a strong sense of faith. He attended Morehouse College on a NASA Scholarship for physics and math, then went on to study at MIT becoming a nuclear engineer and earning a Ph.D. in urban planning. After becoming ordained as a minister, Chris returned home to Arkansas and led the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Through this work, he has seen firsthand how disparities within Arkansas have gotten worse, not better. He believes there is much room for growth, including improving public education opportunities in every community, strengthening infrastructure from roads to broadband access, protecting and securing our right to vote, and bridging the rural and urban divide. Chris has faith in Arkansas’s potential, and he is running for governor to ensure every person in Arkansas has an opportunity to succeed. Chris is the proud husband to Dr. Jerrilyn Jones, an emergency medicine physician and U.S. Air Force combat veteran who served in Afghanistan. Together, they are proud parents to three daughters. ###
- October 27, 2022
Chris Jones to Rally Young Voters in Fayetteville on Thursday
Chris Jones, Candidate for Arkansas Governor, to Rally Young Voters in Fayetteville on Thursday On the fourth day of early voting, Chris Jones will hold a voter engagement event on Thursday to mobilize young voters at the University of Arkansas, and also plans to join voters outside voting locations in Springdale and Fayetteville. Jones, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas governor, will host a large Get-Out-The-Vote rally and Young Adults For Chris town hall with students and young people at the University of Arkansas at 3:30 pm. After the program, Jones and attendees will march together to Bud Walton Arena to cast their votes. Throughout the day today, Jones also plans to join neighbors at the NW Arkansas-area voting locations in Springdale and Fayetteville. Tens of thousands of Arkansans have been voting early since Monday, as momentum builds for Chris Jones, who is closing the gap in polls before election day.Chris Jones for Governor in NW Arkansas on October 27:1) (Main Event) TV Rally at University of Arkansas / Young Adults for Chris Townhall University of Arkansas Young Democrats3:30 pm–4:30 pmOld Main, 459 N Campus Walk, FayettevilleRSVP link for the publicChris Jones is committed to ensuring that everyone in Arkansas has access to opportunities they need to realize the Promise of Arkansas. Join us for a conversation with young adults to discuss how Chris Jones can work to elevate their voices across Arkansas. Toward the end of the Town Hall / GOTV rally, Jones and young adults in attendance will march together to Bud Walton Arena to cast their votes in the 2022 Arkansas general election.2) Vote With ChrisVoters are invited to come together outside polling locations alongside Chris to cast their vote during the first week of early voting.! These are all subject to change. Contact campaign for updates.* Springdale, 11:30 am-12:30 pm: Elmdale Baptist Church, 1700 W. Huntsville Ave. Springdale* Fayetteville, 1-2 pm: Bud Walton Arena, 1270 Nolan Richardson Drive, Fayetteville. RSVP link for the public* Fayetteville, 2-2:30 pm: Washington County Courthouse, 280 North College Avenue, Fayetteville. RSVP link for the publicQuotes from Chris Jones:“We are getting closer and closer to closing the gap in this election every day, and it’s because Arkansans – including Independents and moderate Republicans – want a governor that will spread opportunity across the state like PB&J. That’s high-quality education starting with Preschool, solid infrastructure starting with Broadband for all & real economic development starting with good, high-paying Jobs. Early voting is where all the so-called experts will see the energy and enthusiasm that has been underestimated so far in this election”“Together, we can make history. Together, we can build a state where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.“In-person Early Voting is underway in every county in Arkansas. I’m asking neighbors all across the state to find a convenient location in your county, and then go make your voice heard!”More Info on Voting:Early voting in Arkansas began Monday. Chris Jones, Democratic Nominee for Governor, would like to remind voters that early voting for the 2022 General Election runs from October 24th through November 7th. Polls will be open Monday through Friday from 8 until 6; Saturdays from 10 until 4; and 8 until 5 on the final Monday before Election Day. Polls are closed on Sundays.To check your voter registration, find your polling location and operating hours, or to view a sample ballot, visit www.voterview.org.If you have moved to another county since you last voted, you have until Friday, November 4th to update your voter registration with your county clerk for this election. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. Polls that day will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Arkansas law requires that voters present a photo ID before voting.Visit ChrisForGovernor.com/Vote for more information. ### About Chris JonesDr. Chris Jones, the 2022 Democratic nominee for Governor of Arkansas, is a physicist, minister, educator, non-profit executive leader, father and husband. Chris, a Pine Bluff, Arkansas native, is a son of two preachers and was raised with a strong sense of faith. He attended Morehouse College on a NASA Scholarship for physics and math, then went on to study at MIT becoming a nuclear engineer and earning a Ph.D. in urban planning. After becoming ordained as a minister, Chris returned home to Arkansas and led the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Through this work, he has seen firsthand how disparities within Arkansas have gotten worse, not better. He believes there is much room for growth, including improving public education opportunities in every community, strengthening infrastructure from roads to broadband access, protecting and securing our right to vote, and bridging the rural and urban divide. Chris has faith in Arkansas’s potential, and he is running for governor to ensure every person in Arkansas has an opportunity to succeed. Chris is the proud husband to Dr. Jerrilyn Jones, an emergency medicine physician and U.S. Air Force combat veteran who served in Afghanistan. Together, they are proud parents to three daughters.