Press Release

The Collective PAC Endorses Dr. Chris Jones for Governor of Arkansas

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, The Collective PAC, the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation and power across all levels of government, endorsed Dr. Chris Jones for Governor of Arkansas. Co-founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:

“The Collective PAC is excited to endorse Dr. Chris Jones in his bid to become the first Black Governor of Arkansas. Dr. Jones is a dynamic leader committed to advancing equitable policies that will improve the lives of working families throughout the state. As a physicist, ordained minister and nonprofit leader, Dr. Jones has seen firsthand the disparities that exist in Arkansas and will work diligently to bridge the rural and urban divide, strengthen infrastructure, expand broadband access and protect the right to vote. Dr. Chris Jones is the clear choice to serve as the next Governor of Arkansas and The Collective PAC is honored to support his candidacy.” 

Dr. Chris Jones most recently served as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans by inspiring innovation and expanding opportunities. A seventh generation son of Arkansas, Dr. Jones is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in nuclear engineering and a Ph.D. in urban planning. Dr. Jones is a proud girl dad and husband to Dr. Jerriyln Jones, an emergency room doctor and Air Force veteran. 



The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward.