The 2022 Arkansas Attorney General’s race has a new contender.
Jason Davis, a former Republican, has formally announced his intention to join the race for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office as a Democrat.
“The leaders at the top have focused too much on national politics, moneyed interests, and the will of party leaders, too often shunning the needs and issues facing Arkansans. It’s time for us to change that,” he said in a statement.
A member of the Davis Firm, he is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He has served as a Pulaski County Election Commissioner.
While Davis officially announced his intention to run today, he has been tweeting from a “Jason Davis for Attorney General” account since Nov. 13, 2020. As of Monday, May 3, he has tweeted 1,270 times.
Current state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has declared her intent to run in the 2022 Arkansas governor’s race. Two Republican contenders for the Attorney General’s Office have already announced their candidacy. These include current Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and former Arkansas Fair Housing Commission executive director Leon Jones Jr.