Dr. Chris Jones Raises More Than $575,000 in Run for Governor, Launching Just Two Weeks Before Fundraising Deadline

Millions of views, hundreds of volunteer signups show momentum for a new direction

LITTLE ROCK, AR — After announcing his bid for governor on June 15th, Dr. Chris Jones has already raised more than $575,000. With more than 8,600 individual donors, and more than 500 volunteer sign-ups, there is surging grassroots energy and support for this historic bid.  

“This is a campaign about Arkansas’s potential, and I am deeply grateful that so many people have already stepped up and decided to get involved,” said Chris. “This incredible early support and excitement from Arkansans will allow us to build the kind of operation that shows up and listens, engages in the real-world concerns of Arkansans across the state and organizes people to take action.”

Chris announced for governor with a launch video shared on social media that has now been viewed more than 4.7 million times. 

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.

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