Leon Jones, Jr. has extensive experience working in both the private and public sectors which has prepared him to be the next Arkansas Attorney General. His service to the Natural State includes working for Governors Mike Huckabee and Asa Hutchinson where he has overseen two state agencies helping millions of Arkansans better their lives.
Leon is a Principled Conservative Republican with a fresh vision to lead from day one as the next Chief Legal Officer for the state. FIrst and foremost, he respects the rule of law and will work to make sure laws are clear and applied equitably to all people. As our next Attorney General, his top priorities every day will be to:
(1) Partner with the brave men and women in law enforcement at all levels of government;
(2) Protect consumers from fraud and prevent the growing problems of identity theft; and
(3) Provide our children with safe, secure, and reliable access to online resources and technology
In 2015, Leon was appointed as Director of the Arkansas Department of Labor. With this appointment he became the first Black person to lead this agency in its 100 year history. Four years later, he was appointed as Executive Director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission. In both roles, Leon introduced innovation and implemented technology that created efficiencies and tax-savings.
A 7th generation Arkansan, Leon Jones, Jr. grew up in Pine Bluff, is a proud graduate of Pine Bluff High School and received his B.A. degree in English from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Golden Lion blood runs deep in his family as his parents attended UAPB back when it was AM&N College and his son is currently enrolled there. Leon also holds a law degree from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law.
During his time at UAPB and in law school, Leon developed his passion for public service. He is grateful that he was able to hold several leadership positions throughout his tenure including: President of his freshman class, member of the Student Government Association, Treasurer in his fraternity - Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. - and President of the Black Law Students Association.
Leon currently lives in Little Rock with his wife, Tori, also a lawyer, turned yoga studio owner. Leon and Tori are parents to Bailey and he has two other children, Leon, III and Sydney. In his free time, you're most likely to find him watching the news, or attempting to play golf.