The Jake Bequette for Senate campaign on Friday released a list of its regional campaign co-chairs. Bequette is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. John Boozman in May’s Republican primary.
Regional campaign co-chairs, listed by congressional district, are:
1st Congressional District
- William Anderson – DeValls Bluff;
- Justin Petrus – Stuttgart;
- Chad Register – Paragould;
- Kelly Scobey – Rector;
- Adam Staples – Walnut Ridge;
2nd Congressional District
- James W. Carr – Searcy;
- Porter Briggs – Little Rock;
- Katherine McClerkin – Little Rock;
- Dr. David Naylor Jr. – Conway;
- Dennis Porter – Conway;
3rd Congressional District
- Scarlett Basore – Bella Vista;
- Adam Blalock – Fort Smith;
- Matthew Cooper – Fayetteville;
- Tommy Coughlin – Centerton;
- Grant Garrett – Gravette;
4th Congressional District
- Terry DeWitt – Arkadelphia;
- Senator Trent Garner – El Dorado;
- John Moore – El Dorado;
- Peter Guresky – Hot Springs;
- Dr. Mark Wren – Texarkana.
Also running for Boozman‘s seat are Republicans Jan Morgan, Heath Loftis and Michael Deel as well as Democrats Natalie James and Dan Whitfield.
Bequette, a Little Rock native, is a former all-SEC Razorback football player who was drafted by New England and played on the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX championship team. Following his pro football career, he joined the United States Army, graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School and was deployed to Iraq as part of the 101st Airborne Division. Since returning to Arkansas, he launched The Arkansas Fund, a nonprofit organization that raised more than $125,000 to help 37 small businesses affected by the pandemic.
“I’m proud to have the support of business, community, and political leaders from across Arkansas who recognize that we need conservative fighters in Washington now more than ever,” Bequette said in a press release. “As we enter 2022, my campaign is going to be fueled by our grassroots supporters, and it’s an honor to have leaders in every corner of the state who are going to help push us to victory.”