Chris Jones Launches “Every Last Street” Television Ad, Highlights Need to Help Neighbors Across State
Statewide Ad Marks Gubernatorial Candidate’s First On Television
LITTLE ROCK, AR - For Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Dr. Chris Jones, the message is about taking care of neighbors all across the state, as he releases his first television ad of the campaign, titled “Every Last Street.”
“I wasn’t born into politics,” says Jones in the advertisement, available online now and statewide starting Thursday. “My family raised me to care about people – My neighbors, my neighbors’ parents, my neighbors’ kids. Their health, their schools, their safety.”
“Every Last Street” is available Tuesday across digital platforms, and will be his first to air on television, beginning Thursday. Jones has called on Arkansans to reject the politics of fear, lies and division in this year's election and has detailed plans to spread "PB&J" – preschool, broadband and jobs – across the state.
The Jones television ad – launching just under one month before the May 24 Democratic primary election – is part of the campaign’s effort to engage all Arkansans.
Jones announced his candidacy for governor with a June 2021 launch video that has been viewed more than 4.7 million times. Last week, Jones unveiled “Skywalker,” a hopeful digital ad that draws on Jones’s childhood dreams and aspirations to remind voters that Arkansas voters can make a choice to dream big. Earlier this year, Jones visited all 75 counties listening to voters and presenting priorities and plans for what he would do as governor to spread opportunity across Arkansas.
To view the ad, please visit www.chrisforgovernor.com/everylaststreet.
Below is the text transcript of the new Jones ad:
"Every Last Street"
JONES: I’m a seventh generation Arkansan and a second generation minister.
JONES: I wasn’t born into politics. My family raised me to care about people. My neighbors. My neighbors’ parents. My neighbors’ kids. Their health, their schools, their safety.
JONES: And that’s what a good governor does: You check in on people where they live. You listen. And you help where you’re needed.
JONES: I’m Chris Jones and my neighborhood is Arkansas. Every last street.
ABOUT DR. CHRIS JONES
Dr. Chris Jones grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. A son of two preachers, Chris 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.