LITTLE ROCK — The Chris Jones for Governor campaign announced Thursday that its fundraising has eclipsed the million dollar mark in just its first four months of campaigning. This total marks an unprecedented, strong showing of a first-time candidate and the largest sum of any Democratic candidate running for statewide office since 2014.
“From day one, this campaign has been prepared to do the work necessary to be in a position to reach Arkansans and win in 2022,” said Dr. Chris Jones. “This fundraising mark is proof that Arkansas is open to choosing a path that leads away from division, and toward bringing us all back together as one Arkansas.”
“Our hard, disciplined work of engaging Arkansans across the state is just getting started. We’re going to take this good news, seize this moment, and keep driving Arkansas forward. We will continue to build the serious campaign infrastructure we need to listen to voters and get our message out across this great state.”
Campaign Manager Rhonna-Rose Akama-Makia says meeting this key milestone this early in the election cycle with a first-time candidate validates that the Jones campaign is effectively unifying Arkansas. “We’re building the kind of campaign that has the resources to compete everywhere and win. Our successful, unprecedented, early-cycle fundraising demonstrates that this belief is widely shared. This campaign will empower, uplift, and connect Arkansans with a unifying message of Faith in Arkansas.”
The campaign continues to handle an influx of donations as Arkansas voters rally behind their candidate for governor. The Jones campaign reported $384,366.96 raised in its End of Quarter 3 report, comfortably breaking through the $1 million mark shortly after the Q3 reporting period.
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 graduated from Watson Chapel High School and attended Morehouse College on a NASA Scholarship for physics and math. He 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’ potential, and he is running for governor to ensure every person in Arkansas has an opportunity to succeed.
Contact: Media Team – Chris Jones for Governor
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