Sarah Huckabee Sanders visit “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on September 17, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) (Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
UPDATED 5:20 PM PT – Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Sarah Huckabee Sanders wins the race for Arkansas Governor.
Republican incumbent Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-Ark.) has worked in several leadership roles for U.S senators, governors and presidential campaigns. She worked as a national political director for her father Mike Huckabee’s (R-Ark.) 2008 presidential campaign and also worked as a senior advisor to Senator Tom Cotton’s 2014 race against Democrat incumbent Mark Pryor.
She later joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as his senior advisor in 2016 and served as his White House Press Secretary from 2017 to 2019. She was the third woman to hold the job. Upon her departure, Trump said Sanders was “a very special person with extraordinary talents.”
Her campaign highlighted that the nation’s freedom and rule of law are under attack under the Biden Administration.
“To remain free, we must have law and order and resolve our differences peacefully,” Sanders said. “The radical lefts solution is to impose government control and censorship from the top down.”
Sanders’ Democrat challenger Chris Jones (D-Ark.) received a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Morehouse College in 1999 on a NASA scholarship. Throughout his career, Jones has worked as a physicist, minister and as non-profit leader.
His campaign focused on high quality education for Arkansans, affordable internet for every home and economic development through created high wage jobs. Jones maintained that problems are solved by bringing people together in order to move forward.
“The Promise of Arkansas is the Faith that together we can address our challenges,” Jones said. “It is the hope that unified we make space for all Arkansans to live out their unique potential.”