Chris Jones Returns to Hometown of Pine Bluff During Statewide Walk A Mile Tour
Democratic Nominee Begins Second Week of Walking Side-by-side With Arkansans in All 75 Counties
PINE BLUFF, AR — Chris Jones, Democratic nominee for Governor of Arkansas, is set to start the second full week of his statewide Walk A Mile In Your Shoes tour in Pine Bluff on Thursday, June 9. This week, Jones will also meet with Arkansans in Monticello, Warren and Malvern. Communities across Arkansas have been responding positively and enthusiastically to Jones, who won handily in a crowded primary with over 70% of the vote. The tour – which started June 1 in Little Rock and has included community walks in Conway, Forrest City, Camden and Fayetteville – will bring Jones and his team to voters’ doorsteps in all 75 Arkansas counties. At each stop, Jones walks side-by-side with Arkansans, hosting kitchen-table issues and policy conversations on front porches, working alongside real Arkansans on shifts of their jobs, and walking at least one mile (yes, literally) alongside residents of all 75 Arkansas counties.
“This campaign has always been about meeting voters where they’re at. Which is why we’re so excited to launch our Walk a Mile in Your Shoes Tour this summer and visit with voters in every single county. In one week, we walked five miles in four counties with 115 Arkansans,” said Jones. “We’re traveling to all 75 countries, for the second time this year, and this time we are walking–together with Arkansans–one mile in every county. These one-mile walks are a reminder of a time when neighbors walked with and talked to each other. Arkansans need a governor that understands the challenges they face because they’re willing to walk in their shoes. We’re back on the road to speak with Arkansans about our vision to address the serious challenges our communities face and spread PB&J (Preschool, Broadband, & Jobs) across every corner of Arkansas. We won’t stop until we have unlocked the potential of Arkansas for every one of our neighbors across every last street.”
Chris Jones For Governor Walk A Mile In Your Shoes Tour Event Schedule:*
Thursday, June 9
Event: Pop-Up Health, Dental and Voter Registration Clinic
Where: Pine Bluff Campaign Office - 3006 S. Olive St. Pine Bluff, AR 71603
When: 12:00 Noon–2 pm CT
RSVP (not required)
Event: Meet & Greet – Bradley County Tomato Festival
Where: Warren, AR - Pink Tomato Festival, 104 Myrtle, Warren, AR 71671
*All event locations and times are subject to change. More dates and locations will be added as more stops are announced at ChrisForGovernor.com/WalkAMile.
Jones made history as the state’s first African-American major party nominee for governor. Jones is not only a trailblazer for the governor’s office, but also across the entire state, potentially becoming the first African-American to be elected to statewide office.
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.