“I’m running for U.S. Senate to carry the conservative values that I’ve learned on the field, in service to my country, and in helping others, to Washington on behalf of ALL Arkansans.”
A true all-American conservative, Jake Bequette has lived a life dedicated to service, sacrifice, and the southern values of Arkansas.
Jake was born and raised in Little Rock. He received his education at Little Rock Catholic High School and the University of Arkansas. During his four years as a Razorback, Jake excelled both in the classroom and on the football field as an All SEC defensive end and an Academic All American.
Jake’s abilities and drive on the field earned him the third-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2012. He played as part of the Super Bowl XLIX championship team in 2014 before ending his run in the NFL the following year.
While playing in the NFL was the opportunity of a lifetime, to Jake, the bigger privilege was serving in the United States Army. In 2017, Jake joined the service and was commissioned as an Infantry Lieutenant. He graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School and was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division.
Jake has a calling for public service that runs deep. In January he launched The Arkansas Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses in Arkansas that have struggled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, The Arkansas Fund has raised over $100,000 and distributed 35 grants to aid small businesses statewide.
The values that Jake has fostered on the field, in service to his country, and in helping others make him well-poised to represent Arkansans in the United States Senate.
“It makes me very upset to see some athletes and even President Biden blatantly disrespecting our flag and the great country that flag stands for.”
Bequette said that it was a “tragedy” to see politics injected into sports and the military, two institutions that the former NFL player believes “transcend” race, class, and background.
“We have to take care of the small business people who have taken professional risks and personal risks to stay open.”