LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of a nonprofit group that recruits teachers to work in low-income areas said Tuesday he’s running against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas next year.
Jared Henderson was the executive director of Teach for America’s Arkansas division from 2013 to 2017 and is centering his campaign in part on “making teachers one of the most important professions in the state.”
Arkansas Democrats received an early Christmas present.
Opinion - John Brummett
I'd like to take this opportunity, then, to make a "hard launch" of the vital new era of the Arkansas Democratic Party that I believe Henderson's candidacy will represent.
Jared Henderson today announced his candidacy for Governor of Arkansas. Henderson is the first Democrat to formally enter the race.