"With the help of many, I defeated the eight-year incumbent 57% to 43%. My campaign success was fueled by enrolling in Leadership Institute training. LI smoothed our political road to success."
"I don't think I would have ever taken the step to run if not for the Leadership Institute. I wanted to get involved in politics to make a difference and stand up for my conservative values. The information, training, and skills I learned through LI helped me have the confidence to know that I can run a successful campaign."
"Thank you, I couldn't have done it without the training I received from the Leadership Institute. I look forward to returning to LI for more training in the years to come."
Jim Reavis has been active in politics and political fundraising since 1982. Jim has helped organize and chair several large event fundraisers with headliners such as President George W. Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Mrs. Lynn Cheney, Governors Jindal, Perry, Bush, ect. Jim's largest fundraising event during his chairmanship was a dinner with over 1,500 hosting Presidential candidate Herman Cain.
A couple of the offices in the Arkansas Republican Party that Jim has held include:
* President of the Arkansas Republican Chairman's Association. In his tenure, the ARCA held fundraising schools, campaign schools, and taught county committees how to use marketing to grow. County committees statewide grew substantially. IN 138 YEARS, Arkansas Republicans have taken over the State Senate and State House.
* Washington County Chairman. In his tenure as chairman, WCRC grew from an organization of 15-20 people to an active group of 256 in what was considered a Democratic stronghold. Under Jim's leadership, they tripled the State offices held by Republicans and took over the Washington County Courthouse.
Jim Reavis makes his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas (home of the Razorbacks). He owns a Home Remodel and Building business in North West Arkansas.