DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE CHRIS JONES TO “WALK-A-MILE” IN WASHINGTON, SEBASTIAN, SALINE, AND CONWAY COUNTIES
Jones is set to trek to Northwest & Central Arkansas as a part of his statewide Walk-A-Mile Tour
FORT SMITH, AR — Chris Jones, Democratic nominee for Governor of Arkansas, will resume his statewide Walk A Mile In Your Shoes on Saturday, July 30, in Fort Smith. Jones, who is traveling to all 75 counties in Arkansas for at least the second time this summer, is walking with voters to listen and learn about challenges and opportunities across the state, while sharing his vision to unlock the promise of Arkansas with investments in education, infrastructure and economic development. Along with Fort Smith, Jones is thrilled to be walking a mile side-by-side with Arkansans in Benton, Springdale, and Morrilton.
“The first step in being a good governor for Arkansans is to show up for Arkansans. Our neighbors deserve elected officials that can understand the challenges they face by walking in their shoes. We show and prove that by getting back on the road to listen and speak with Arkansans about our vision to address the serious challenges our communities face. We won’t stop until we have unlocked the potential of Arkansas for all of our neighbors, and it all starts by spreading PB&J (Preschool, Broadband, & Jobs) across every corner of Arkansas. My fellow Arkansans, now and as your governor, I’ll always show up for you, meet you where you are, and make a seat for you at the table when decisions are being made that impact you. Join us and help us make it so,” Jones said.
Chris Jones For Governor Walk A Mile In Your Shoes Stop Details:
Saturday, July 30th
Event: Walk-A-Mile In Your Shoes – Sebastian County
Where: Bookish: An Indie Shop for Folks Who Read, 70 S 7th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901
When: 10:30-11:30 am CT
Saturday, July 30th
Event: NWA Volunteer Extravaganza *
Where: Likewise, 70 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
When: 9:00-1:00 pm CT
Monday, August 1st
Event: Walk-A-Mile In Your Shoes – Saline County
Where: Benton Farmers’ Market, 125 E Ashley Street, Benton, AR 72015
When: 5:00-6:00 pm CT
Tuesday, August 2nd
Event: Walk-A-Mile In Your Shoes – Washington County
Where: Location TBD, Springdale, AR
When: 8:00-9:00 pm CT
Wednesday, August 3rd
Event: Walk-A-Mile In Your Shoes – Conway County
Where: Sullivan Park Pavillion, 900 W Rock Street, Morrilton, AR 72110
When: 6:00-7:00 pm CT
The full list of Walk A Mile tour stops (all subject to change) can includes upcoming August walks in in Mena, Crossett, Texarkana, Lewisville, Hope, Fordyce, El Dorado, Camden, Prescott, Arkadelphia, Hughes, Marianna, Helena, Clarendon, Clarksville, Huntsville, Starr City, Dumas, Dermott, Wilmar and Warren. See chrisforgovernor.com/walkamile for details.
Jones made history as the state’s first African-Amercian major party nominee for governor, winning a crowded Democratic primary with over 70% of the vote. If elected, Jones would be the first African-American to be elected to statewide office in Arkansas.
This tour marks Jones’s second time traveling to all 75 counties. During his February 2022 Promise of Arkansas Tour, Jones changed what it means to campaign in Arkansas, by listening and learning from all communities, by building an enduring and resilient grassroots campaign, and by sharing his vision. Jones aspires to help Arkansans unlock their full potential and for the state to reach its promise through Faith, Hope and Hard Work.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance at any of the Walk A Mile stops. Chris will be available for one-on-one interviews at each stop. For additional information and media inquiries, please contact the campaign.
About 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’s running for governor to ensure every person in Arkansas has an opportunity to succeed.