Natalie James, a Little Rock small business owner and community advocate, has announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2022.
“Today, as a mother, a small business owner, and as an Arkansan who believes we deserve better, I’m announcing my candidacy for the Democratic nomination to be Arkansas’ next United States Senator,” James said in a news release announcing her candidacy. “I launch this campaign to restore the promise of the American Dream to all Arkansans and all Americans.”
Natalie James is a real estate agent and has served on Little Rock’s Land Bank Commission. She has also served as the chair of the Little Rock Branch of the NAACP’s Political Action Committee.
James said she will kick off her campaign with a nine-city tour across Arkansas with stops in Little Rock, Conway, Fayetteville, Texarkana, Camden, El Dorado, Pine Bluff, Forrest City and West Memphis.
She is the seventh candidate to announce a bid for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. John Boozman, a Republican.
Dan Whitfield and Jack Foster have also announced their intention to seek the Democratic nomination while Jan Morgan, Michael Deel and Heath Loftis have announced they will challenge Boozman for the GOP nomination.